Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honour pleas for restraint in the hours after the release of a dash-cam video showing the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer.
Demonstrators took to the streets Tuesday night, at times numbering in the hundreds. There were a few tense moments, and at least two people were arrested. But the demonstrations dissipated in the early morning hours Wednesday without any reports of damage or injuries.
The protests came after the release of the dash-cam video in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times. Jason Van Dyke, a Chicago police officer, was charged with first-degree murder in McDonald’s death earlier Tuesday.