By Taylor Utzig, Editor
A Magnificent Mile rally in support of Apple’s battle with the U.S. government was interrupted Tuesday by another demonstration seeking the ouster of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The clashing protests, which led to a scuffle, took place Tuesday night at the downtown Apple Store on the corner of Huron Street and Michigan Avenue.
The original rally was organized by Fight for the Future in support of Apple’s refusal to comply with the F.B.I. to decrypt security functions on iPhones.
An order from the Justice Department recently ordered Apple to bypass security guards on the cellphones in order for the F.B.I. to access data on Syed Farook’s phone, one of the San Bernardino shooters.
However, another protest for a different group interrupted the Fight for the Future rally. The second set of demonstrators were protesting the police shooting of teenage Laquan McDonald.
Around 20 individuals holding anti-Emanuel and anti-Alvarez signs piled in front of the Apple Store with a megaphone.
Shortly after, a dispute broke out at 5:30 p.m.between the Emanuel protesters and police.
By 6:00 p.m., the anti-Rahm protesters had moved on and the Apple demonstration continued as scheduled.