By Allison Schatz
After a summer of intense clashes between the Chicago Police Department and protesters, the post-election rally and march to “Defend Every Vote” was without incident for both protesters and police.
Attendees gathered in downtown Chicago, at Daley Plaza, at the feet of Picasso’s imposing metal sculpture, to make their voices heard on myriad issues that were critical to them in this heated election. From a fair wage to racial justice, from court appointees to a woman’s right to choose, everyone present was there to demand that every vote be counted. Tuesday’s general election was anything but decisive, and as the week unfurled, Americans became increasingly restless to know the winner.
Allison Schatz is a Social Justice & Investigative Reporter at Medill. You can follow her on Twitter at @AllisonSchatz8.