Protesters Chain Themselves Together, Block Entrance to Chicago Police Faciltiy

Photo: Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune

Photo: Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune

A group of protesters on Wednesday night chained themselves together in front of a police facility and demanded an end to traditional policing, prompting the arrest of 10 people.

The group was demanding greater investment in education and mental health services instead of going toward traditional public safety services.

One of the protesters, Camesha Jones, 24, said, "We're imagining a world without police. The city of Chicago has spent millions of dollars because of police misconduct settlements. I'm here to imagine a world where that money would be spent on education, mental health, to open school, clinics, create jobs."

It took police an hour to remove the protesters from in front of the CPD Homan Square facility, where they had placed themselves and blocked the entrance.

Similar protests are planned for Thursday.


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