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The Latest: Protests begin over Chicago teen's shooting

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Protesters have begun marching through Chicago streets following the release of a squad-car video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teen 16 times.
   Several hundred people were blocking traffic Tuesday night on the city's near West Side. Some circled police cars in an intersection and chanted "16 shots."
   The protests came a few hours after Chicago police released the video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald's 2014 death. Prosecutors Tuesday charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder.
   Among the protesters is Chicago resident Justin Taylor, an 18-year-old University of Iowa student home for the Thanksgiving holiday. He says: "It's powerful we're coming together. Things like this (shooting) happen too often."
   Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the department is prepared to handle protests and urged they be peaceful.
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