Chicago Protesters Target Black Friday for the 2nd Year in a Row
It appears the Black Friday protest on Chicago's Magnificent Mile is happening for the second year in a row.
Hundreds of demonstrators demanding a better relationship between the police and the community gathered Friday morning to march through the famous shopping district.
They are protesting what they call the city's failure to implement an elected police oversight council in the wake of the police shooting of an African-American teen last year.
Thousands turned out for a similar Black Friday protest last year, shutting down much of the area on the busiest shopping day of the year.
The goal of protesting on Black Friday is to confront “the corporate bosses of Chicago, and this nation, who have their hands on all the levers of power,” the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression said in a statement.
“We have called for a Boycott of the Magnificent Mile on Black Friday, because if we can have no justice then the corporate power brokers, and corrupt politicians, will no longer be allowed to profit from our misery and oppression," the statement read.
Watch Mike Tobin's report above.