Holding Down the Intersection: From #FireDanteServin to #FightforDyett

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Dyett hunger strikers take center stage when an action for Rekia Boyd converged with a vigil for Dyett High School Thursday night in Chicago. (Photo: Sarah Jane Rhee) Dyett hunger strikers take center stage when an action for Rekia Boyd converged with a vigil for Dyett High School Thursday night in Chicago. (Photo: Sarah Jane Rhee)

Thursday night, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered at police headquarters at 35th and Michigan to once again demand that police officer Dante Servin be fired for the fatal, off-duty shooting death of Rekia Boyd. Servin, who many say avoided a homicide conviction on a technicality, has been the focus of a local manifestation of the national #SayHerName rallying cry, which highlights the stories of Black women and girls killed by police.

Thursday night’s action was a multi-staged event, and sprawled across several locations. While protesters rallied outside police headquarters, some organizers and supporters entered the building to sit in on the monthly police board hearing. Inside, police were clearly on high alert, ready to halt any disruption after Black Youth Project 100 successfully…

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About Kathy Powers
Advocacy is my therapy. Chicago, IL

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