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

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been altered using digital filters) Vic Mensa attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images for MTV)

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. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

(Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images for MTV)

Written by Paul Meara


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