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Kim Bellware/The Huffington Post

A small group of protesters gathered Friday afternoon outside the Chicago hotel where U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder held a closed-door meeting with police, political and community leaders.

The topic inside and outside the Sheraton Towers: law enforcement issues in the wake of policing incidents that claimed the lives of unarmed black men in Missouri, New York City and elsewhere.

“I’m hoping that we will be able to see justice served in the Eric Garner case. That’s the primary goal,” protestor Shirleen Jackson, an organizer with the group Stop Mass Incarceration Network, told The Huffington Post. “We can’t continue to allow the justice system to murder our young men and get away with it. There needs to be some kind of investigation into this case and many others. We want policies that will ensure the protection of our citizens.”

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