Black Lives Matter demonstration clashes with protest in support of Apple

Black Lives Matter demonstration clashes with protest in support of Apple

What was billed as a demonstration on the Mag Mile in support of Apple’s fight with the FBI turned into the latest protest over the city’s handling of the Laquan McDonald case, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

About 15 people turned out to protest the FBI’s fight against Apple, but many more from the Black Lives Matter movement seized the spotlight for a demonstration of their own around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

There were the familiar calls for Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to resign, there was some pushing and shoving with police officers when some protesters refused to clear a path for pedestrians along busy Michigan Avenue in front of the Apple Store at 679 N. Michigan.

An American flag was set on fire, there were some more tussles between protesters and police then it was over. At least one protester was taken into custody.

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