Thursday, August 11, 2016

Chicago: O'Neal Shooting Mobilizes Teens To Hold Millennium Park Police Protest

By Chicago Tribune, Aug 07, 2016 

By the time she finished watching a video from the fatal shooting of Paul O'Neal, 17-year-old Sophia Byrd was in tears. Her friends, who moments before had gathered gingerly around a screen to watch together, were too disturbed to make it to the end.

"I had to recap what happened to them because they couldn't watch them," Byrd said.

The videos galvanized the teenage girls to organize a protest Sunday afternoon geared toward youth so that teenagers and young adults could feel safe vocalizing their outrage over O'Neal's death. The girls led nearly 150 young marchers from Millennium Park down South Michigan Avenue, decrying police brutality.

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