Seven protestors — six of whom are Loyola students — were taken into custody by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) as student protests calling for Loyola to better support Black students and cut ties with CPD continued for the ninth straight day near Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus Aug. 29.
The protestors were detained by police at North Sheridan Road and North Kenmore Avenue, according to Phoenix reporters at the scene.
This comes after a summer of protests across the country for racial equality following recent killings of Black people by police.
Police issued “several dispersal orders” before beginning to detain protestors, according to CPD’s Twitter. An officer at the 24th District in Rogers Park told The Phoenix their charges may vary.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
The original version of this story and headline said the seven people detained were Loyola students. That was incorrect — only six were Loyola students.