Chicago police accountability activists are planning to protest Thursday evening in light of two high-profile police shootings of black men this week in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Video of the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota have gone viral and sparked public outcry.
At least two groups of Chicago protesters plan to demonstrated Thursday evening, with one action set to take place in the Loop and the other near a police station on the city's South Side.
The Revolution Club Chicago is organizing a 5 p.m. protest at State Street and Jackson Boulevard in the Loop.
A separate "Chicago Call To Action" against police brutality will take place at 6 p.m. outside the Chicago police station at 5101 S. Wentworth Ave.
"This is a peaceful protest to bring awareness to the absurd police brutality that has plagued our city and nation," Call to Action organizers wrote in an announcement. "We will no longer allow our local police stations to be silent. We DEMAND immediate action."
Check back with Progress Illinois for our coverage of the 6 p.m. protest.