Report from the front-lines of Chicago, after police murdered Harith Augustus, a father and local barber. Imminently crowds began to grow and soon clashes broke out. Currently, more protests are planned.
Tuesday afternoon, outside District 18 courthouse where a local white supremacist’s preliminary trial was held, community members had gathered to denounce and expose white supremacy in Charlottesville and in Chicago. During a march, the police attacked and three antifascists were brutally arrested.
On the 11th of May, five of our friends were arrested in an illegal eviction carried out by the Chicago Police Department under orders from management company Barnett Capital, “an alternative investment firm focusing in real estate, asset-based financing, and equipment leasing”. Barnett Capital is one of the main driving forces in the process of displacement and gentrification currently facing the Black & Brown communities of Little Village and Lawndale.