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'Black Christmas' protests over police shootings planned in Chicago and at the Mall of America

'Black Christmas' protests over police shootings planned in Chicago and at the Mall of America

Nearly a month after disrupting Black Friday shoppers on Chicago's Michigan Avenue, protesters are planning to gather again for a march up the city's busiest shopping district for a "Black Christmas" demonstration Thursday in response to the fatal shooting by a police officer of Laquan McDonald.

"We know there will be a lot of last-minute Christmas Eve shoppers," said Gregory Livingston, a member the Coalition for a New Chicago, one of the groups organizing the demonstration in the shopping area known as the Magnificent Mile. "We hate to be disruptive, but we hope to once again affect economics on Mag Mile to appeal to the merchants, and appeal to [Mayor...

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