Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Kennedy Expressway Labor Day anti-violence march disrupted

I didn't follow much coverage of this. I know that Rev. Gregory Livingston had a falling out with Tio Hardimon - who ran for Governor this year and is known for running the Ceasefire organization. Livingston and Hardimon organized a north side anti-violence march that shut down traffic on north Lake Shore Drive and ended in Wrigleyville.

This time around on the Labor Day holiday Rev. Livingston wants to shut down traffic on the Kennedy Expressway to disrupt traffic to O'Hare! And I almost forgot about this until I saw this blurb yesterday on Newsalert.

Then the protesters were prevented from marching on the Kennedy and many were arrested, could it have been doomed from the start?

First from ABC 7 Chicago a video of police blocking demonstrators from marching onto the Kennedy Expressway [VIDEO]
What catches my eye for this vid is the screencap with a sign for "Northside against white supremacy". Hmmmm, for some reason I felt this was out of place for a march against violence in innercity neighborhoods. What I've noticed with protest movements is that there are different types of causes within such a movement. It's about one thing, but then those who are involved brings their own agenda with them.

Anyway, the AP got in on the action with this video noting the arrests [VIDEO]
 More signs about racism and racial equality in that vid. Also a chant about "Rahm Emanuel has got to go?" Hmmm, can't argue with that just who are Chicagoans going to vote for next year. And the video got quite tense towards the end.

With that out of the way, the question stand. Do you support the protests against the violence in Chicago? Do you support these protest designed to shut down the major expressways in the Chicago-area?

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