Occupy Chicago: A View From the Ground
The Chicago branch of the Occupy Together movement has stepped up their efforts to protest for economic regulation. Last Sunday, October 23, the group of protestors calling themselves “the 99%” marched from their usual encampment in front of the Federal Reserve Bank on Jackson Avenue to Grant Park, bringing tents and supplies with them for what they called their “new home”.
The attempted occupation of Grant Park ended with Chicago police tearing down all the tents and making over 100 arrests.
It was a repeat of almost the exact same events as a week before, when Occupy Chicago first tried to make Grant Park their home. After the second set of arrests were made, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that he is working with the Chicago Police Department and organizers from Occupy Chicago “to see if we can find a way to go forward so they can continue to express themselves …”
- written by zjones1 on October 27th, 2011
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