Protesters disrupt Chicago mayor's annual MLK breakfast

CHICAGO (AP) - Protesters angry over Chicago police shootings are trying to disrupt Mayor Rahm Emanuel's annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday's protest is the latest in a series of demonstrations since the November release of video showing a white police officer shooting a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, 16 times in October 2014. On Thursday, the city released video of a 2013 shooting in which a white officer shot and killed a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect, igniting fresh concerns.

Protesters tried to block the entrance to Friday's breakfast. One protester came into the room during the event and yelled "16 shots." Several prominent pastors said they'd boycott.

Community groups and leaders allege a cover-up in the McDonald case and there have been calls for him and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to resign.

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent

More Stories You May Be Interested In - includes Advertiser Stories