Protests continue in Chicago after no indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Protesters gathered again Saturday in Chicago three days after a grand jury's decision to not file charges against a New York City police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Protesters at 63rd and King in Chicago's South Side Woodlawn community held a demonstration organized by a group called the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.

Many of the protesters are relatives of crime victims involving police officers.

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Group leaders say they want better community control over alleged police brutality and policing methods.

On the city's West Side, demonstrators chanted, "Fight back against police brutality," at the intersection of Madison and Pulaski.

One woman claims police used excessive force by shooting her 13-year old grandson in the back 13 times.


Several Chicago churches are planning a unity march Sunday after the recent decisions not to indict the officers in the Garner and Michael Brown cases.

The group is scheduled meet up at 3860 West Ogden at 11 a.m. Sunday before walking east on Ogden to Central Park to block traffic on all sides.

There will be prayers and speeches on unity and justice. Organizers are expecting about 500 people.

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