"He was not committing a dangerous act. We're tired of the SFPD killing black people."
"As more reporters do their homework about the circumstances surrounding the video, it looks like it was concealed because of its potential impact on, yes, Chicago politics."
The number of demonstrators has grown steadily since the release of the video of Laquan McDonald's murder. Organizers are hoping they will soon reach a critical mass.
Chants such as "Our community is under attack. What do we do? Stand up fight back" rang out in front of City Hall.
One victim highlighted the dilemma she faced after the assault: "What am I going to do? Call the cops? He was a cop."
"I don't need all this attention, but I feel like I have to do something good with it, I have to turn my anger into something positive."
Many tied Woods' killing to the national trend in the extrajudicial killings of black youth, and their deaths have placed the use of force against communities of color in the spotlight.
It was announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, that Garry McCarthy was officially fired from his position as Chicago's Chief of Police.
Leaders in the pursuit of justice say demonstrations will continue: there is such profound distrust and alienation from the police in the neighborhoods most affected.
"If there was no protest that would mean we've become immune to this madness."