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otesters shut down all northbound lanes of a major freeway in Chicago Saturday while demanding lawmakers and community members do more to stop an epidemic of violence.>> Everybody please keep it moving.>> Protest organizer Father Michael Pfleger and civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson linked arms with Chicago's police chief Eddie Johnson, who told a reporter, quote, at the end of the day, we all have the obligation to keep the city safe.
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>> Shut it down!>> The city's leaders have long struggled to keep down its high murder rates. Chicago still ranks number one in murders, with more homicides last year than the two largest cities, New York and LA, combined.>> Shut it down!>> Reverend Jackson said they are demanding more public resources.
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>> We're marching for the right to have wages and stop schools from closing, stop houses from closing. We're willing to go to jail if necessary. We intend to shut it down today.>> Police had tried to keep some lanes of Interstate 94 open to traffic based on an alleged agreement, but they eventually relented, and hundreds marched on.
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>> What just happened is the people in Chicago just won today. Black, white, and brown people came together, shut down a major artery.>> This is a movement.>> The protesters say they want to win the larger battle, to stop violence in Chicago and save lives.>> Shut it down!