Protesters to Take to Streets Over Chicago ‘Black Site’ Violence

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Protesters to Take to Streets Over Chicago 'Black Site' Violence

Several human rights groups will take to the streets of Chicago and Los Angeles today to condemn the alleged torture applied by the Chicago Police Department in secret “black site” interrogation facility.

Sputnik News Reports: “The coalition of organizations will come together on Saturday at 3 p.m. [21:00 GMT] for a peaceful and productive rally on Homan Square,” one of organizers Billy Mills told Sputnik.

CPD reportedly operates a secret interrogation compound at the Homan Square warehouse, where techniques allegedly include beatings, prolonged shackling and denying detainees legal counsel. CPD, however, said that they have been abiding by laws, regulations, and rules.

In addition to Chicago Anonymous, the coalition of protest groups also includes Gay Liberation Network and Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago advocacy groups.

Jacob Church, the activist who originally shed light on the abuses at Homan Square, will be attending the rally in Chicago as the rally’s official guest speaker, according to Chicago Anonymous’ Facebook page.

Chicago Anonymous’ demands include a public inspection of Homan Square and a special meeting for Chicagoans to ask questions of supervising CPD about what happens in Homan Square.

A similar rally will be held on Saturday by the American advocacy group #Gitmo2Chicago in Los Angeles, California to bring attention to the problem.


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