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Protesters Occupy U. Chicago Police Headquarters Demanding Department be Abolished

Added 06-15-20 10:38:01am EST - “"They have been holding a sit-in since Friday afternoon."” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Protesters Occupy U. Chicago Police Headquarters Demanding Department be Abolished”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

These students are in Chicago and they don’t think they’ll ever need police? Best of luck.

Protesters have locked themselves inside the campus police headquarters at the University of Chicago, and now they say officers won’t let anyone bring them food.

In a statement the university said it supports free speech but does not want protests to disrupt the university operations.

“At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, UCPD Chief Kenton Rainey spoke with protestors inside the 6054 S. Drexel Avenue building and reiterated that he has set aside time on Monday at 8:00 am to meet with organizers. Protestors’ continued presence inside the building is creating a safety hazard due to the COVID pandemic and the University has asked repeatedly that protestors leave the building. At all times, protestors have been, and continue to be, free to leave. If desired, they are free to protest safely outside of the building.

They have taken over the department’s offices, want the department abolished AND they’ angry that the department isn’t helping them?

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