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Community Activists Plan To Shut Down Lake Shore Drive To Protest Gun Violence

Community activists are planning to shut down a section of Lake Shore Drive and later march to Wrigley Field to protest gun violence next week, the second such pre-planned protest on a major expressway in Chicago of the summer. “Oftentimes, the cries of complaints from poor people aren’t heard,” said Rev. Gregory Livingston, one of the organizers. “We have to go where the cries have to be heard.” Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina’s church in Auburn-Gresham led a pre-planned shutdown of part of the Dan Ryan Expressway in early July. Groups organizing next week’s protest, which will take place on August 2nd around 4:00pm say they’ll enter Lake Shore Drive near Belmont and then march to Wrigley Field, where a Cubs game is scheduled to kick off at 7:05pm. (Chicago Tribune)

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