Chicago, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters gathered outside a Chicago Police Department building in demonstrations following release of a squad-car video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teen 16 times.
Officers on Tuesday night formed a line in front of the department’s District 1 headquarters in the South Loop, blocking anyone from entering.
Protesters yelled at police, with some chanting, “Don’t shoot me.”
A police spokesman said earlier Tuesday that two protesters had been arrested. The spokesman said he didn’t know on what charge.
The protests came a few hours after police released the video of Laquan McDonald’s 2014 death. Prosecutors on Tuesday charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder in the shooting.