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Vic Mensa Had a Run-In With Police at Chicago Protest for Laquan McDonald

Vic Mensa Had a Run-In With Police at Chicago Protest for Laquan McDonald

The rapper says cops put their hands on him.

Published November 25, 2015

More than a year after police gunned down 17-year old Laquan McDonald, Chicago police released footage of the fatal occurrence. The video, which is violent in nature, sparked protest from the city and among those taking to the streets is Vic Mensa.

In a video recently posted on Twitter, the Chi-Town native says, "We out in downtown Chicago right now, I just got hands put on me by police. We want justice for Laquan and we want justice for our people." Another Twitter user tweeted Vic’s Snapchat from last night, which showed him marching among thousands of people with a caption reading, “WE DONT NEED EM.”

McDonald was killed by Chicago police in October 2014. He was shot by officer Jason Van Dyke, who is white, 16 times. That officer has been charged with first-degree murder as a result of the dashcam video, which was finally released yesterday. Laquan was reportedly armed with a knife.

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Written by Paul Meara

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