Foreign Affairs
Chicago: Solidarity protests with family of Adam Toledo who was killed by police

In Chicago, hundreds of demonstrators protested as a sign of solidarity with the family of Adam Toledo, the day after the police department released a footage showing a police officer shooting dead a 13-year old boy two weeks ago.

The nine-minute footage, which was recorded by the body cam of Eric Stillman, shows the police running after the teenager who appeared to be holding a pistol when he obeyed the police orders to stop. The boy threw the weapon down and raised his arms immediately, before the police officer shot him.

The video footage increased tensions in Chicago and various other American cities due to the police excessive force and racial injustice.