About 1,000 protesters gathered in Logan Square Thursday night calling for racial justice and police reform. The protesters were gathered at Kimball and Wrightwood avenues, close to where Mayor Lori Lightfoot lives, as of 9:15 p.m.
The group included representatives of Black Lives Matter and Good Kids Mad City, and they are also calling for the defunding of police.
The protest began at the actual Logan Square at Milwaukee and Kedzie avenues. It grew considerably as it moved through the neighborhood.
A photographer posted on Twitter on Thursday night a video and photos of protesters near Lightfoot’s home dancing in the streets.”Words can’t express how live Chicago is right now, near the Mayor’s block. Ask the photos. #ChicagoProtests #LoganSquareLockdown #DefundCPD,” Vashon Jordan Jr. tweeted.Many of the protesters were not wearing masks and were packed tightly together.