CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Police arrested at least 10 people Wednesday night during a protest at the Homan Square police detention facility.
Officers had to cut through chains and bike locks to separate the people before arresting them. No word on why they were arrested or if they will be charged.
“We put our bodies on the line because it is time for this system to change," said one arrested protester.
The protest was organized by the Black Youth Project 100 and the #LetUsBreathe Collective. They are asking that the funding put into policing and legislative systems go instead to community organizations that assist residents.
“Black people in our communities are more than able and willing to have the capacity to hold ourselves accountable and also the people around us without having the police intervening,” said Kristin Brockenborough.
The group organized the march at Homan Square because of the allegations of abuse and misconduct.
“We are here today to let the city of Chicago know, and the world, know that the police should not be funded because they are doing things like this,” said Camesha Jones.
Police on scene called it a peaceful protest.