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Hundreds of protesters gathered in Logan Square and Lori Lightfoot’s neighborhood to condemn the Toledo police killings the day after the video was posted.
Over the newly-spoken footage of 13-year-old activists holding up “We Are Adam” posters, “We Are Toledo” supporters filled the streets of Logan Square on Friday, raising their hands for justice.
People protested around the Lori Lightfoot Memorial as a chopper hovered over Lori Light’s house. The protest this month was the largest yet, in response to the graphic footage of last month’s shooting that killed a young boy.
The public gathered and they held a performance at the Lincoln Monument in Chicago, demanding accountability for the thirteen-year-old murderer in Toledo, among those who police have murdered in other parts of the world.
Adam could get justice “Toledo, a 13-year-old Únet Villita organizer Karina Solano, said,” He should be alive. “
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing is to be ashamed of. “Injustice should not be meted out to anybody, particularly children.” You don’t need to see the footage to realize that Adam was robbed.
Jasmine Rubalc took her four-year-old son to the rally “near Toledo.” No matter what the footage said, she stated: “That man did not deserve to die.
“Brown moms are almost as invested in this topic as most people,” Rubalc noted. Fear about your life should be a thing of the past. Toledo locals came from all over the area to take part in the protest.
A surprising video shows Toledo racing along the streets with his hands raised for several seconds before complying with Stillman’s commands A pistol appeared to be thrown over the door just before Stillman fired, according to a video from a neighboring building.
When the seven-year-old threatens Stillman with his arms raised, the police officer shoots, killing Toledo. Officials stated that less than one second elapsed between the pursuit and the gunfire. The boy passed away in a private burial last week.
Toledo’s announcement had been unarmed and truthful when he was killed sparked demands for the city to remove police support. Toledo’s family also named it “an assassination,” though protesters remained calm.
We can see why tensions are running strong after the publication of police body cameras and other footage showing the March 29 killing of 13-year-year-old Adam. Demonstrations will occur today, according to Toledo’s lawyers. “To all of those that arrive in the name of the Toledo family, the family requests for unity, respect, and change.”
The sidewalks were packed with crowds of people all night long. Several different congregations sang their hymns at the same time.
Emilio Torres, 19, considered the video “disturbing.” For way too long, the police have been abusing minorities, and on Friday, he decided to stand up against this.
Torres remarked, “It was appalling to see how quickly he was willing to kill an eight-year-old.”This was on me.”Although I’m both Mexican and Puerto Rican, this isn’t very pleasant.
Maria stayed on Diversey Avenue for 30 years and cheered as she saw the parade go by. They danced to the music coming out from a megaphone as she and her family were on their porch stairs. Toledo’s murder made Diaz worried about her family.
“When I see the officers, I am fearful,” We are protected”. However, they’re killing our people and non-white folks. She called it heartwarming and remarkable to see how many people were in attendance.
“She believes conditions will improve, and she looks forward to when officers are prejudiced.” It is wonderful to have the two together. Siska and Angela moved from Chinatown to Bridgeport to assist the Friday family, who needed help.
It breaks my heart. “She could’ve been pointing to Pumford. The police aren’t protecting and serving. ” They’re murdering these kids.
She didn’t want to reveal her last name. Still, she said she attended the protest to demonstrate the power and fight against the longstanding violence in Chicago’s neighborhoods, particularly on the South Side.
Said the 22-year-old, who resides in Rogers Park. This helps… We’ll be fine. Cook County President Preckle also showed up at the protest, where she made the following comments.
“Let us bow our heads in prayer for reconciliation, which is something I confess, and even I can not locate at this moment,” There are so many. ” Adam Toledo was just a kid.
The tragedy has been magnified because of other recent incidents of police brutality.
Meanwhile, Toledo was recorded by a policeman in Minneapolis, and 20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot dead in Chicago. Derek Chauvin, a local police officer, is on trial a few miles from here for murdering George a year ago.
Friday, residents and business owners of Logan Square are fighting for rights like those in Chicago. Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, who serves a section of the city, volunteered to “stand with Adam in the case of assault.”
Woe is him.”Maybe it’s my boy. He runs many restaurants and bars in the 2800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, said Esam Hani.