Chicago Protests: Lightfoot to Announce Small Business Support, Kanye West Joins March
Thousands of people gathered in peaceful demonstrations across Chicago Thursday, as protests and marches continued around the world following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
One of those joining the protests was Chicago native Kanye West, who arrived at a march on the city's South Side in the evening.
Meanwhile, Mayor Lori Lightfoot planned to announce new supports for small businesses Friday morning.
Here are the latest developments from across Chicago:
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was scheduled to hold a news conference at 9:30 a.m. alongside Jewel-Osco and community partners to announce new supports for small businesses, according to her public scheduled.
The news conference, held at the Jewel-Osco at 6014 S. Cottage Grove Ave., can be viewed live in the video player above.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a violent arrest at Chicago's Brickyard Mall that was captured on video, the Cook County State's Attorney said Thursday.
"The Cook County State's Attorney's office has launched an investigation into possible criminal charges related to the incident at Brickyard Mall, " State's Attorney Kim Foxx said at a news conference.
A family demands justice after a video shows them being pulled out of their car and pinned down but police at the Brickyard Mall in Chicago's Belmont-Craigin neighborhood. NBC 5's Chris Hush reports
"Our office is in communication with the attorney representing the family in the case, and also working with the FBI which has started their own investigation as well," she ...
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