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Let's talk about this whole "flagging" 🇲🇽 Downtown situation.A lot of people say it's disruptive and we shouldn't put a...Posted by Jonathan Sandoval on Sunday, September 15, 2019
The Chicago tradition of cruising the city’s streets for Mexican Independence Day dates back to the 1980s, but the celebration took a turn when police closed off major streets in historically Latino neighborhoods.
The roadblocks ultimately detoured motorists downtown by Trump Tower, where hundreds lined up to honk and wave Mexican flags “as a display of defiance and cultural pride,” Chicago Now reports.
According to the site:
Little Village is deemed a No Cruising Zone by CPD since 2004, which means that on the third time that a driver passes the same location within a one-hour span, they can get pulled over and ticketed.
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CPD claimed in an email to Chicago Now that the barricades on 26th street and 25th street in Little Village was a necessary precaution because “police were attempting to clear the area for post clean-up from the Parade.” Chicago Now contends “there was no parade or public event taking place this weekend.”
Regardless, the police barricades and others on the city’s North Side convinced folks on Facebook to organize a show of force downtown.
“The people that...
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