Anti-vi­o­lence pro­test­ers block Chicago free­way

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - News - — AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Thou­sands of anti-vi­o­lence pro­test­ers marched along a Chicago in­ter­state on Satur­day, shut­ting down traf­fic in an ef­fort to draw at­ten­tion to the gun vi­o­lence that’s claimed hun­dreds of lives in some of the city’s poor­est neigh­bor­hoods and pres­sure pub­lic of­fi­cials to do more to stop it.

Marchers chanted “Stop the killing” and car­ried signs read­ing “We need jobs” and other mes­sages. Some stopped to scrawl on the road with chalk: “Enough is enough” and “Peace.”

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, Chicago po­lice Supt. Ed­die John­son and the Rev. Jesse Jack­son linked arms.

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