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CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on an anti-violence protest on a Chicago interstate (all times local):
The leader of an anti-violence march that shut down a Chicago freeway says "the people won today."
Thousands of people marched a roughly 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 94 to draw attention to gun violence. The Rev. Michael Pfleger, who organized the march, says people of many races and ages came together to say, "We're tired of the damn violence in Chicago."
CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of anti-violence protesters marched along a Chicago interstate on Saturday, shutting down traffic to draw attention to the gun violence that's claimed hundreds of lives in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods and pressure public officials to do more to stop it.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson and an activist priest say they'll stage a protest that will shut down part of a busy interstate in Chicago despite warnings of arrest from police.
Roman Catholic Priest Michael Pfleger has been planning the Saturday morning march to draw attention to violence in the city's most impoverished neighborhoods.
CHICAGO (AP) — A concert at a South Side church with musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and cellist Yo-Yo Ma will also feature song written by parents who have lost children to gun violence.
The Concert for Peace on Sunday afternoon at the St. Sabina Church is part of an effort over several years by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association to engage communities in lower income neighborhoods.
The revelry of fireworks and parades offered little comfort in some parts of third largest city in the United States.
Chicago again - as in recent years - celebrated a bloody Fourth of July weekend, with at least 14 homicides between Friday evening and Wednesday morning, according to police. Eight of those homicides occurred during the Tuesday holiday and overnight, when more revelers poured onto the humid streets.