Planes Tow Messages Pegging Hillary Clinton to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, State’s Attorney Anita Alverez, and Slain 17-Year-Old Laquan McDonald; 16 Banners in Remembrance of the 16 Shots That Killed McDonald.
Chicago, IL —(ENEWSPF)–March 14, 2016. Today from 11am to 3pm CT, on the eve of the Illinois democratic primary vote, airplanes will fly across the Chicago skyline towing banners linking Hillary Clinton with unpopular Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, with whom Emanuel covered up the 2014 Chicago PD’s killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald while campaigning for his own re-election.
“Tell me who you know, and I’ll tell you who you are,” said Tess Raser, an organizer with Assata’a Daughters, the group coordinating today’s banner actions. “To this day, Hillary Clinton has yet to condemn Chicago’s anti-black mayor. Mayor Emmanuel has conspired with State’s Attorney Alvarez during his own re-election campaign to cover up the police murder of Laquan McDonald —a life that to Emmanuel, Alvarez, and Clinton did not matter. Any politician who supports Emanuel should consider themselves implicated in his misconduct. Anti-black politicians are not welcome in Chicago whether they are running for State’s Attorney or President of The United States.”
Planes will be visible in the Chicago sky from 11am to 3pm CT
Photos and Video will be made available here and updated throughout the day: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2sohfl05hcr4ydj/AACAXQax-1CZ6srsg7LCFfJNa?dl=0
About Assata’s Daughters: Assata’s Daughters is an intergenerational collective of Black women and girls. This demographic represents both the largest growing prison population and those leading protests against state violence in Chicago