Today, more than a year after his death, Chicago police released footage showing a white officer fatally shooting 17-year old Laquan McDonald in October of 2014, according to CNN. Following mayor Rahm Emanuel's pleas for peace, the violent video quickly sparked protests throughout the city, and local rapper Vic Mensa was conspicuously present amongst the droves railing against the ongoing police violence. 

In one video posted to Twitter, Mensa says, "We out in downtown Chicago right now. I just got hands put on me by police. We want justice for Laquan and we want justice for our people."

Check out the photos and video of Mensa protesting below:

my brother @VicMensa out here for #LaquanMcDonald #stopthecops #16at17 pic.twitter.com/K5qYow1AS5

— BLACK POWER ranger (@MalcolmLondon) November 25, 2015

Group of protesters trying to cross bridge east of Michigan on Balbo. #LaquanMcDonald pic.twitter.com/cj9UGW8w8B

— Justin Allen (@Allen_Justin) November 25, 2015

.@VicMensa out in the streets protesting, via his Snapchat #LaquanMcDonald pic.twitter.com/uFRDmVBijQ

— Paul Biasco (@Paul_Biasco) November 25, 2015

Marchers protest CPD handling of Laquan McDonald's murder https://t.co/MxA2DzRcPw pic.twitter.com/dowFYrml05

— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) November 25, 2015