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Chicago Police Chief to Meet Monthly With Protesters

By The Associated Press — November 29, 2016 1 min read
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Chicago’s police chief has agreed to hold monthly meetings with a group of black high school students who had planned a demonstration protesting an officer’s fatal shooting of a black man and racist text messages distributed by students at another school.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson met with the group of public school students, the principal of a Roman Catholic school where students distributed the texts, and leaders in the Mount Greenwood community on the city’s South Side.

Marist, the Catholic high school, canceled classes Nov. 11 after the group that calls itself Black Lives Matter Youth scheduled a demonstration. One of its organizers said the students’ protest was postponed because the school district contacted their parents to warn them about potential threats.

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