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Crowds close stores, march on Mag Mile to protest Laquan McDonald killing

Crowds close stores, march on Mag Mile to protest Laquan McDonald killing

Marchers protesting the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white police officer took over North Michigan Avenue on Friday at the height of post-Thanksgiving shopping in Chicago's most famous retail district. They blocked traffic and the entrances to many stores and prompted other businesses to lock their doors in the biggest public display since video of the shooting was released earlier this week.

About 1,000 people took part in the march, including some of the highest-profile protesters since the video was made public Tuesday. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, former mayoral candidate and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, and U.S. Reps. Bobby Rush and Danny...

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