Protesters of NYC chokehold case block Lake Shore Drive
Hundreds of protesters blocked Chicago's Lake Shore Drive Thursday night to show displeasure with a grand jury decision not to indict a New York City police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.
The protesters were thwarted in their efforts to march to Soldier Field, where the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys were playing. In response they reversed direction and headed for the city's Dan Ryan Expressway, where about two dozen demonstrators darted onto the road. They briefly blocked five lanes before being pushed back by police.
Reversing direction again, demonstrators headed to Lake Michigan, blocking several thoroughfares before spilling onto Lake Shore Drive, blocking traffic in both directions.
About 9 p.m. ABC 7 Chicago reported that the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive reopened, and at 9:15 the station reported all lanes had reopened.
A grand jury's decision Wednesday not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner in July has triggered protests around the country.