Chance the Rapper is asking people in Chicago to help support students who were staging a sit-in at City Hall Wednesday (March 28) to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plans for a new police academy.
“I ask that you stop by and show them that you are in SUPPORT their REVOLUTION,” Chance tweeted. “Bring food if you can, these children are fighting for our future kids as well as themselves #NoCopAcademy 121 N LASALLE ST.”
Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Ruthhart tweeted Wednesday that about three dozen young protestors were disrupting a Chicago City Council meeting, and attempted to get to the mayor's fifth floor fice, but were blocked by police.
According to Chicago's WGN-TV, the students from the South and West Sides Chicago set up tombstones with names people killed in police shootings, as well the schools, mental health clinics, and other services the city has closed down.
Protestors reportedly argue that instead building the $95 million police academy in Chicago's West Garfield park neighborhood, the city should instead invest the funds in under served communities.