PHOTOS: Chicago Protests Erupt After Mayor Issues Apology for Laquan McDonald's Death

Yesterday afternoon, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel apologized to the city of Chicago for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald's death last year, taking full responsibility for the tragedy. Upon finishing his speech, protests broke out throughout the city, with demonstrators calling for Emanuel's resignation. Here are some of the most powerful photos from the day.

Joslyn Winkfield Dec, 10, 2015

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel apologizes for Laquan McDonald shooting. Demonstrators clash with police, calling for his resignation to allegations of extreme misconduct within the Chicago Police Department.

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Demonstrators clash with police, calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel due to allegations of extreme misconduct.

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Protesters attempt to access the Chicago Board Options Exchange building in the Loop as Chicago police officers keep them back on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 in Chicago.

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Demonstrators clash with police on December 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. About 1,000 protestors calling for the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel marched through downtown blocking traffic and occasionally having brief clashes with police. Emanuel has come under fire as allegations of extreme misconduct in the Chicago Police Department continue to surface and many people have accused the mayor of trying to cover it up.

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Demonstrators march through downtown on December 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. About 1,000 protestors calling for the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel marched through downtown blocking traffic and occasionally having brief clashes with police. Emanuel has come under fire as allegations of extreme misconduct in the Chicago Police Department continue to surface and many people have accused the mayor of trying to cover it up.

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Demonstrators protest outside City Hall on December 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Demonstrators march through downtown Chicago.

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Demonstrators clash with police, calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel due to allegations of extreme misconduct.

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Demonstrators clash with police, calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel due to allegations of extreme misconduct.

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Demonstrators clash with police on December 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Police stand guard in front of the Chicago Board of Trade building during a demonstration on December 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Demonstrators protest along Michigan Avenue on December 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Demonstrators march through a Macy's store on December 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Demonstrators march through downtown on December 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Demonstrators hold signs with messages using #ResignRahm.

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Demonstrators march through downtown on December 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Demonstrators clash with police, calling for the resignation of the mayor.

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A newspaper is offered for sale outside of City Hall as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses a special session of the City Council as his administration continues to come under fire as allegation of extreme misconduct in the Chicago Police Department continue to surface.

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A woman shouts out from the visitor's gallery as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses a special session of the City Council as his administration continues to come under fire as allegation of extreme misconduct in the Chicago Police Department continue to surface on December 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Many people are calling for the mayor to resign, accusing him of trying to cover up the misconduct.

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Chicago Police officers block an entrance to City Hall during a Justice for Laquan protest on Wednesday in Chicago.

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