March marks MLK day, protests police brutality

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Marchers said they want city leaders to stop corruption and police brutality. (WLS)

More than 100 marchers took to Chicago's streets Saturday morning to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as call on city leaders to stop corruption and police brutality.

Holding signs, marchers began along West Adams Street, and chanted things such as 'When black lives are under attack, what do you do? Stand up, fight back"

Black Youth Project 100 members, and marchers from groups with similar goals, came together for the event.

"What we are all fighting for is equality and equality is intersectional," said marcher Kristen Rogers.

Demonstrators pointed to this year marking the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Freedom Movement where the city's black community organized to demand, among other things, open housing and quality education.

"It's going to send a message to all the politicians, you know like governors and mayors and things like, to show that we all come out here together to fight for what we believe in," said Kejioun Johnson, of Fight for 15

Protesters marched peacefully, and eventually rallied, as Chicago police kept behind the crowd.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," said demonstrator Sophie Canade. "I'm just drawing attention to the fact that system, as it's built to protect and serve, is not serving everyone."
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