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Dueling Jussie Smollett Protests Break Out in Chicago

By TheBlast Staff

Two protests went down on Monday in Chicago outside the offices of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx over her office's handling of the Jussie Smollett case.

On one side was the Fraternal Order of Police, who want Foxx to step down after all charges against Smollett were dismissed last month.

FOP president Kevin Graham told ABC7 in Chicago, "We extended a lot of manpower and we've done a lot of work to make sure that this case was brought to trial, and it wasn't. These police officers, I believe it cost us $130,000 in overtime? That's a lot of money to just throw away."

On the other side was a group led by Jessie Jackson, who said they stand by Foxx and point out that many people in Chicago have class 4 felony charges against them dropped. Jackson called the backlash against Foxx "unreasonable, unjustified and politically motivated."

As The Blast previously reported, people close to the R. Kelly case believe Foxx's office is under even more pressure because of how the Jussie Smollett case turned out.

Both **Mayor Rahm Emanuel **and President Donald Trump came out with harsh words against Foxx once the Smollett case was dismissed.

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