Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef of the Chicago Activist Coalition For Justice speaks during a demonstration in Millennium Park on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (WTTW News)

Police and city officials have been preparing for anticipated demonstrations following the release of videos showing the police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, as well as a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged in the death of George Floyd.

Members of the Chicago Activist Coalition for Justice, led by Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef (center, in white shirt with black vest), speak with the media at a protest against police brutality on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 in Chicago. (Annemarie Mannion / WTTW News)

Protesters against police brutality were turned away by a line of police officers as they tried to make their way Saturday to the Dan Ryan Expressway to flood it with people and shut it down.