In a march that shut down a portion of Lake Shore Drive during rush hour and ended with prayers and speeches outside of Wrigley Field, hundreds of anti-violence protesters marched in Chicago on Thursday evening to demand that the city invest in its impoverished neighborhoods and to call for the resignations of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.The protesters took chalk to the city\u0026#039;s popular expressway to highlight the issues of gun violence and police brutality. According to the Chicago Tribune\u0026#039;s tracking program, 304 people have been killed in 2018 alone, mostly in shootings.The scene at #LakeShoreDriveShutdown pic.twitter.com/Ih9B4Cl87b— Aamer Madhani (@AamerISmad) August 2, 2018Organizers distribute chalk and tell people to leave their mark on the Lake Shore Drive #LSDmarch pic.twitter.com/Fysc8KT7ec— Tony Briscoe (@_TonyBriscoe) August 2, 2018Some marchers chanted \u002216 shots and a cover up\u0022 in reference to 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was fatally shot by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in October of 2014. Since the dash camera footage of the shooting was released in 2015, there have been local protests as well as federal inquiries into the police department. Van Dyke is facing murder charges, and his trial is set to begin later this year.Antonio Brown marched carrying a photograph of his son, Amari. \u0022My son was killed in 2015 on the Fourth of July. He was 7-years-old. So I\u0026#039;m really just tired of the senseless violence. I\u0026#039;m trying to do everything that I can do to keep his name alive,\u0022 Brown told ABC 7 Chicago. \u0022Everything that I do for him, if it\u0026#039;s positive it helps me get through what I have to get through.\u0022\u0022The reality is this: Our community is bleeding every day,\u0022 declared organizer Tio Hardiman, calling for investment on the South and West Sides. \u0022We need some resources.\u0022\u0022We came here to redistribute the pain in Chicago,\u0022 he told the Chicago Sun-Times as the march reached Wrigley Field on the city\u0026#039;s North Side. \u0022People in this neighborhood don\u0026#039;t feel the pain we feel every day, so we brought it to their doorstep.\u0022The #lakeshoredriveshutdown protesters are approaching Wrigley, calling for Rahm Emanuel to resign pic.twitter.com/8u2oc4DRqB— Aamer Madhani (@AamerISmad) August 2, 2018\u0022It\u0026#039;s a tale of two cities,\u0022 Rev. Gregory Livingston, another lead organizer, explained to USA Today. \u0022One of the hardest things to do is inspire the uninspired. Sometimes you have to stick your neck out, have some skin in the game and get people to recognize that there are some people here are that trying to do something.\u0022As the Chicago Tribune noted, the demonstration on Thursday followed a July 7 march organized by Rev. Michael Pfleger, which \u0022shut down the northbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway for an hour on a Saturday morning.\u0022 While Emanuel endorsed Pfleger\u0026#039;s event, the organizers of Thursday\u0026#039;s march made it clear they did not want the mayor\u0026#039;s support, even carrying a banner which read, \u0022#ResignRahm: End the Tale of Two Cities. Justice for ALL Chicagoans!\u0022Organizers unfurl a banner for this afternoon’s #LSDmarch with a message for @ChicagosMayor pic.twitter.com/cLWMRv0OL5— Tony Briscoe (@_TonyBriscoe) August 2, 2018The march to Wrigley Field came ahead of a Cubs game and on the first day of the music festival Lollapalooza, which is held next to Lake Shore Drive a few miles south of the baseball park. Although march organizers had urged performers to refuse to participate in \u0022a show of solidarity with marchers who can\u0026#039;t afford Lollapalooza tickets but rather struggle to breathe under the looming shadows of death, poverty, and second-class citizenship,\u0022 the festival went on as planned.