At least two people were arrested after demonstrators took to the streets of Chicago Tuesday night to show solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri.
The group gathered outside of police headquarters and marched through the South Side calling for racial equality for people like Tyrone Harris who was shot and critically injured by Ferguson police this past weekend.
As of just after 10 p.m. Tuesday authorities had taken at least two of the protesters into police custody.
Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said the protesters were detained and cited for inhibiting the flow of traffic.
The fatal shooting happened during a demonstration marking the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.
“While there has been a state of emergency in Ferguson there is and continues to be a state of emergency throughout all of black America,” the Chicago march’s organizer Tamara Jasmine told NBC Chicago.
Police released dramatic surveillance video Tuesday from a Missouri business showing the moments leading up to Harris’ shooting. The video shows a man who police say is Tyrone Harris pulling a gun and pointing it toward officers.
“They engaged him because they saw him with s weapon running across street,” St. Louis Police Sgt. Brian Schellman said.
Police say they wouldn’t normally release the video but they hope it will ease doubts, like those expressed by Harris’ parents.
“He was running for his life and they opened fire on him,” one family member said in an early press conference.
Demonstrators in Chicago hope to spread that message.
“What happened on Ferguson is happening all over,” one demonstrator, Lacreshia Bircs told NBC Chicago.