Vic Mensa Involved in Mass Fight Between Chicago Police Officers and Protesters Over Death of Laquan McDonald

BY TER STAFF

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

The city of Chicago is rightfully outraged tonight as graphic footage was released of the death of Laquan McDonald, who was brutally killed by a Chicago police officer. While this alone is reason for many to be applauded, the officer who shot McDonald, who has since been charged with murder, shot the 17-year old a total of 16 times in the incident.

In a video captured by CBS, a scuffle breaks out between protesters and Chicago police officers. While he certainly isn’t shown doing anything wrong, one notable person involved in the middle of the fight is Chicago’s own, rapper Vic Mensa, who can be seen towards the end of the video. Tensions are very high in Chicago right now, and knowing how active Vic is in his city and the Black Lives Matter movement, his involvement is not unexpected.

Throughout the night only one arrest was made during the protests. Community activist, Malcolm London, was arrested after police say he punched an officer. The activist, who runs Chance The Rapper’s “Open Mike” events in Chicago was charged with a felony, the Chicago Tribune reports. 

Watch the video of the incident, courtesy of CBS, below.

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2 responses to “Vic Mensa Involved in Mass Fight Between Chicago Police Officers and Protesters Over Death of Laquan McDonald

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