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Protests Erupt in Chicago in Wake of Police Shooting Black Teen 16 Times

Protesters took to the streets chanting following the release of a police dashcam video showing a 17 year old black male being shot 16 times. 

Hundreds of protesters are gathered outside a Chicago Police Department building amid demonstrations after the release of a squad-car video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teen.

Officers on Tuesday night formed a line in front of the department’s District 1 headquarters in the South Loop, blocking anyone from entering.

Protesters yelled at police, with some chanting, “Don’t shoot me.”

A police spokesman said earlier Tuesday that two protesters had been arrested. The spokesman said he didn’t know on what charge.

The protests came a few hours after police released the video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald’s 2014 death. Prosecutors on Tuesday charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder in the shooting.

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