DuSable Lake Shore Drive is briefly blocked by protesters calling for ceasefire in Gaza

About 3 p.m., some 3,000 protesters gathered in the 300 block of South Columbus Drive before continuing onto Lake Shore Drive, Chicago police said. No arrests or citations were reported.

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Thousands of protesters in Chicago hold flags and signs Saturday as they for a ceasefire in Gaza, seen in a screenshot from a video.

A screenshot taken from video of the protest Saturday in Chicago calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

US Palestinian Community Network via Facebook

Protesters calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on Saturday briefly blocked traffic on DuSable Lake Shore Drive.

About 3 p.m., some 3,000 protesters gathered in the 300 block of South Columbus Drive before some continued onto DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago police said.

Demonstrators interlocked arms and blocked off traffic in both directions while chanting “Whose street? Our street,” video posted by the United States Palestinian Community Network showed.

The demonstration marched about one block north, reaching Jackson Street before dispersing, police said.

Both lanes of DuSable Lake Shore Drive were back open as of Saturday evening, according to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

No arrests or citations were reported.

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