‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the City, protesters were condemning a Mayor…
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the City, protesters were condemning a Mayor whose leadership is less than stellar.
Police officers who‘d argued they’re not racist, but fair, were blocking entrances to buildings, but protesters didn’t care.
The activists took the street and called for justice for the dead, while visions of Rahm Emanuel’s resignation played out in their heads.
Police on horses and spectators gawked, as activists shouted “16 shots” while they walked.
Many times activists were told to scatter, but they stood their ground, shouting “Black Lives Matter”
From street to street, protesters appeared in a flash, and yes, at times, with the police they did clash.
As the protest heightened, traffic ceased to flow, when police said move, protesters said “NO.”
My eyes were glued to the screen and I was pleased by what appeared: young black men and women who seemed devoid of fear.
The protesters couldn’t care less about Jolly old St. Nick, because a Grinch had already stole Christmas, and the Grinch was Chicago politics.
More rapid than gunfire the chants they came, as protesters made it clear they want an end to Rahm’s Mayoral reign.
After several hours protesters called it a night, but rest assure, this isn’t the end of their fight.
Keep a look out in January 2016 for a NPR Music documentary starring Grammy Award-Winner Mr. Christian McBride and co-starring Mr. Christopher “Flood the Drummer” Norris.
Thanks for reading. Until next time, I’m Flood the Drummer® & I’m Drumming for JUSTICE!™