A crowd gathered to mark the two-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke on Oct. 20, 2016. About 300 people gathered outside Chicago Police headquarters and stood in front of 16 small yellow markers of the type police use to mark bullets at crime scenes, signifying the number of shots Van Dyke fired at McDonald. After a prayer, Chicago-based rapper Rhymefest read a poem. Activist William Calloway organized the event and led a balloon release to commemorate the more than 600 people who have been killed in Chicago this year. If the Illinois Legislature fails to pass the Laquan McDonald Act, which would allow for the recall of Chicago’s mayor and aldermen and the Cook County state’s attorney, Calloway said “we’re shutting down the Mag Mile on Black Friday.” Cynthia Lane (pictured), a mother who lost her son Roshad McIntosh to a police-involved shooting in 2014 was comforted during the rally. “I miss him,” Lane said as she fought back tears. Photo @alyssapointerphoto / Chicago Tribune #chicago #violence #memorial #laquanmcdonald #vigil #shooting
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