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Protesters took to the streets of downtown Chicago for the second day in a row on Saturday, May 30, 2020 following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Saturday imposed a curfew on Chicago residents from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. following downtown protests sparked by outrage over the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police.

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Protesters march along Dearborn Street while holding a sign honoring George Floyd on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Eric Russell, right, an activist with the Tree of Life Justice League, joins them. He also spoke at the protest. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)

Hundreds of protesters shut down streets Saturday afternoon in downtown Chicago, marking the second day of local demonstrations following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Protesters and National Guardsmen face off on East Lake Street, Friday, May 29, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo / John Minchillo)

The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have  elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to the media Saturday, May 30, 2020, the morning after protests over the death of George Floyd took place downtown. (Chicago Mayor’s Office / Facebook)

Chicago police arrested more than 100 people Friday night who took to downtown streets to protest the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police.

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Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota.

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A protester carries a U.S. flag upside down, a sign of distress, next to a burning building Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder.

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A tweet from reporter Mike Miletich shows video of a man carrying a sign at a protest on Saturday, May 16, in Springfield, Illinois. (@MikeMiletichTV / Twitter) 

The Anti-Defamation League says some of the activity at rallies protesting Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order is “vile” and racist, including posters equating Pritkzer, who is Jewish, with Adolf Hitler.

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Patrick and Karen Swearingen and their four children protest Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order Friday outside the Thompson Center. (Heather Cherone / WTTW News)

Several hundred protesters swarmed the Thompson Center in the Loop and the Capitol in Springfield on Friday, calling for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to end the stay-at-home order he says is necessary to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Participants in rallies in several U.S. states calling for the reopening of the economy have ignored social distancing guidelines. (WTTW News via CNN)

Calls to reopen the state’s economy are fueling a nationwide protest. We talk with an organizer behind a local effort.

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In this Oct. 21, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

President Donald Trump’s visit to Chicago is stirring up a tempest in the city that he’s repeatedly derided as the poster child of urban violence and dysfunctional Democratic politics.

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Activists on Monday evening closed down the streets in front of Chicago City Hall and the James R. Thompson Center as they called on Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker to declare a “climate emergency.”

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Protesters take part in a youth-led climate strike Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in downtown Chicago. (WTTW News)

Protesters marched from Grant Park to Federal Plaza on Friday to demand action on climate change. The youth-led event was one of several in Chicago, and one of many dozens throughout the world. 

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(Free-Photos / Pixabay)

The Field Museum will be at the center of Chicago’s youth climate strike Friday as activists across the globe hold what is expected to be one of the largest environmental demonstrations in the history of the planet.

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The Rev. Michael Pfleger appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Sept. 19, 2019. (WTTW News)

The social activist and senior pastor at Saint Sabina Church will join local and national organizations next week in D.C. to demand that Congress pass common sense gun safety laws. He joins us in discussion.

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Sean Spicer served as White House press secretary under President Donald Trump. (whitehouse.gov)

A group of Northeastern Illinois University students, faculty, staff and alumni plan to protest a sold-out event Thursday featuring former Trump White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

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Thousands of people, including immigrants and their supporters, rally against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies as they march from Daley Plaza to the Chicago field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Chicago. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune via AP)

As a nationwide immigration crackdown loomed, religious leaders across the country used their pulpits Sunday to quell concerns in immigrant communities.

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