Malcolm London walks out of bond court with his supporters.
The cops picked activist and poet Malcolm London out of the crowd and charged him with felony battery.
The reaction was so immediate and intense that by mid day a judge set him free.
Prosecutors have dropped aggravated battery charges against prominent activist, poet and protest organizer Malcolm London.
“You are free to go,” Judge Peggy Chiampas said Wednesday before the packed courthouse had to be quieted by the sheriff’s deputy.
Asked how he was treated by police, London said, “Well, it was jail.”
Activists had worked all night and morning – on the street and on the internet – demanding London and the other protesters who were arrested in last night’s peaceful protests be released.
By later Wednesday morning #FreeMalcomLondon was the number one trending topic of Twitter.
Meanwhile the three main perpetrators of the Laquan McDonald murder cover-up are still on the streets and holding their jobs: Mayor Emanuel, State’s Attorney Alvarez and Police Superintendent McCarthy.