Black Chicago activists are weighing in on Tuesday's primary elections in a unique way.
Activists hung banners around the city today against Anita Alvarez, who is fighting for re-election amid protests over her handling of the police-shooting case of Laquan McDonald. Specifically, organizers hung "16 banners in remembrance of the 16 shots that killed McDonald."
Messages such a "Vote Anita Out" and "Blood on the Ballot!" were written on the banners, photos of which can be seen on Twitter under the hashtag #ByeAnita and #16Banners.
The group Assata's Daughters, which organized the action, said airplanes towing banners "linking Hillary Clinton with unpopular Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and State's Attorney Anita Alvarez" also flew across the Chicago today.
The airplane banners had the following message: "Chicago Stands with Laquan, Hillary Stands with Rahm."
"To this day, Hillary Clinton has yet to condemn Chicago's anti-black mayor. Mayor Emmanuel has conspired with State's Attorney Alvarez during his own re-election campaign to cover up the police murder of Laquan McDonald --a life that to Emmanuel, Alvarez, and Clinton did not matter," said Tess Raser with Assata's Daughters. "Any politician who supports Emanuel should consider themselves implicated in his misconduct. Anti-black politicians are not welcome in Chicago whether they are running for state's attorney or president of The United States."
Alvarez faces two Democratic primary challengers, Kim Foxx and Donna More.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is competing with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for the Democratic presidential nomination.