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Police Protests Resume In Downtown Chicago


Police protests are resuming in Chicago, with several students staging a "die-in'' on the sidewalk near Daley Plaza in downtown.

WLS-TV reports that the protesters lay on the ground Thursday morning for 16 minutes to represent the number of times a white police officer fatally shot a black teenager in October 2014.

The latest protest comes after a day of marches Wednesday in which hundreds took part.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave a speech Wednesday to aldermen apologizing in the wake of recent video footage showing fatal police shootings. The video led to the forced resignation of the city's police chief and multiple investigations, including one from the U.S. Justice Department.

Some protesters have called for his resignation.

Other protests are planned Thursday, including a 5 p.m. rally.

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