USA: Over 60 protesters arrested outside police chiefs' conference in Chicago

Police arrested an estimated 50 protesters outside a meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, as demonstrators gathered to decry racial profiling and police killings in the black community. Hundreds of protesters marched on the McCormick Place convention centre from Chicago police headquarters, to protest where police leaders from around the country are meeting over the weekend. During the demonstration, several protesters reportedly chained themselves together, in an attempt to disrupt the annual convention, with law enforcement using handsaws to break through their bonds. The protest was organised by several anti-police brutality and black power groups, including Assata's Daughters, We Charge Genocide, Black Youth Project 100, and Organised Communities Against Deportation. An increase in unlawful arrests and the killing of black people in recent years has sparked campaigns against police brutality and racial profiling in the US, including the prominent 'Black Lives Matter' movement. The event ends on Tuesday after US President Barack Obama arrives in Chicago to address the participants.

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