Demonstrators march on Chicago gun violence after bloody 2020

Chicago (AFP) – Demonstrators marched through the frigid streets of Chicago Thursday in memory of victims of gun violence, which rose dramatically in the third-largest US city in 2020.   Police in the Windy City recorded 762 homicides in 2020, up 55 percent from 2019, according to a December 27 count. Shootings rose 53 percent, to 3,227 from 2,120 in the city of 2.7 million.  Up to 100 protesters, holding portraits of loved ones who had been shot, marched the snowy sidewalks waving flags in the city’s colors, but marked with blood-stained bullet holes.  Nicole McGee, 30, carried a sign with pi…

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