Chicago Protesters Vandalize City Christmas Tree (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Several dozen protesters in Chicago vandalized the city's official Christmas tree in Millennium Park on Nov. 25 (video below).

The protesters tore Christmas lights off the tree, and ripped decorations off of Trump Tower, notes CBS Chicago.

The protesters were marching because of a police dashcam video that was released on Nov. 24 which shows Officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014. Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder.

The city refused to release the video for more than a year, but was finally forced to do so in accordance with a judge's order.

The protesters also plan to march on Nov. 27, Black Friday, which is usually the biggest shopping day of the year.

The tree was repaired later by local workers. Four people were arrested during the protest, but it's not clear if any of the arrests had anything to do with the tree.

Black Lives Matter protesters stormed Macy's in New York City on Nov. 25 in support of five of their fellow activists in Minneapolis, who were shot on Nov. 23, reports, which posted videos from Vine and Twitter.

The protesters marched inside and outside of the famed department store, which holds the annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Some of the demonstrators clashed with police.

Sources: CBS / Photo Credit: CBS Chicago Screenshot