- What started out as a makeshift memorial for brutally murdered honors student Derrion Albert took a chaotic turn this afternoon outside Fenger High School.
About 250 neighbors, Fenger graduates and self-proclaimed community activists angrily shouted at each other during a boiling protest of street violence during the vigil called in response to the Thursday mob beating that took Derrion’s life.
One neighborhood activist who called herself, “Queen Sister,” chanted through a bull horn and led a group of people to the school’s front door demanding to be let in before being turned away. Some people stood nose-to-nose arguing over whether the gathering should be in memory of Derrion or a protest of the violence that killed him. Chicago police were there to calm the crowd.
How pointedly ironic that the violence the claimed a life breeds more violence that, more likely than not, will claim more lives as it simmers, boils and explodes.
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