'We Were In Fear Of Our Lives'; St. Louis Couple Seen Pointing Guns At Protesters Who Marched On Mayor's HomeA group of 300 protesters, chanting "resign Lyda, take the cops with you," marched after St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson read the names and addresses of demonstrators calling for police reform during a Friday afternoon Facebook Live video.
Protesters, Black Lives Matter Activists Sue To Block Indianapolis Police From Using Tear Gas On DemonstratorsThe federal lawsuit argues that the use of chemical agents and projectiles for crowd control violates the First Amendment.
City Officials Offering Free COVID-19 Testing To People Who Took Part In Protest Rallies, Marches“Getting tested is the best way to know if you have COVID-19, and the City strongly encourages anyone getting tested to schedule an appointment online if possible,” the mayors office said in a press release.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputizes' Deputies Linked To Insults And Threats Toward ProtestersThe county's public defender complained that deputies had apparently posted insulting and threatening comments online after a march in support of Black Lives Matter.
Public Defender Amy Campanelli Seeks Probe Into Sheriff's Deputies' Social Media Posts After Black Lives Matter MarchCook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli has asked the county's sheriff and inspector general to investigate insulting and threatening comments apparently posted online by deputies following a march in support of Black Lives Matter.
Chicago Police Officers Ordered To No Longer Use Force To Disperse Large Gatherings"Until further notice, large gatherings will only be monitored until the crowd disperse on it's own," a CPD memo to commanders and officers states.
Protesters Set Up 'Pritzkerville' Tent City At Daley Plaza To Demand Governor Cancel Rent And Mortgage PaymentsWith more than 750,000 people filing for unemployment in Illinois since March, and rent and other bills coming due on May 1, protesters are pressing government leaders to give tenants more relief.
Protesters Demand Nationwide Halt To Rent And Mortage Payments Amid COVID-19 Crisis; 'The Government Can Do More, And They Choose Not To'“It’s really ridiculous that we’re expected to pay when there’s this many closures," Ana Santoyo said.
Immigrant Rights Groups To Protest Customs And Border Protection Conference In ChicagoWith the blessing of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, several groups plan to rally outside the Marriott Marquis Chicago on Tuesday after the hotel decided to host a two-day U.S. Customs and Border Protection conference.
Thousands Of Chicago Area Uber And Lyft Drivers Plan To Join Global StrikeThousands of Uber and Lyft drivers are taking action today, planning a strike in dozens of cities, as they demand better pay and working conditions.
Truck Drivers Stage 'Slow Roll' Along Chicago Area Expressways To Protest Working ConditionsA few dozen truckers staged a “slow roll” on I-57, the Dan Ryan and Kennedy expressways, and the Tri-State Tollway on Friday; but were blocked from their goal of driving past Trump Tower as part of a nationwide protest on wheels.