- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Hundreds of people gathered in a downtown Chicago plaza to voice their solidarity with residents of a Missouri town who are protesting the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer.

Members of the diverse crowd carried cardboard signs with names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. The 18-year-old, unarmed Brown was shot to death Saturday by a Ferguson police officer.

Garner was the 43-year-old father of six who died at the hands of a New York City police officer who allegedly used a chokehold to apprehend Garner for illegally selling cigarettes. The city medical examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide.

Chants of “No justice, no peace. No racist police” were heard from the Daley Plaza crowd late Thursday. There were few police officers monitoring the protest.

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