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Activists taken into police custody Wednesday during police divestment rally 

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#LetUsBreathe Collective, Black Youth Project 100, and other activists gathered in Homan Square Wednesday for protest and party. 
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Sixty-one-year-old North Lawndale resident Charles Jenkins at the rally.
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Protesters marched from Douglass Park to CPD's Homan Square facility.
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Thirteen Black Youth Project 100 activists bound themselves together using ladders, chains, and bike locks.
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The #LetUsBreathe Collective organized its Freedom Square Block Party, a community engagement action with free barbecue, books, CDs, water bottles, and a poetry and spoken-word open mic.
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#LetUsBreathe Collective's codirector Kristiana Colon argues with a police officer at the collective's Freedom Square Block Party.
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Black Youth Project 100 member Kush Thompson was taken into police custody by three SWAT officers, after she refused to step down from a ladder in the street.
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Sixty-one-year-old North Lawndale resident Charles Jenkins at the rally.

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