Occupy Chicago Protesters Arrested at Grant Park

Occupy Chicago protesters, who for several weeks have been stationed across from the Federal Reserve of Chicago at Jackson and Lasalle, have expanded their protest area and on October 15 took their show on the road to Grant Park. With the exception of the October 10 marches and rally on Michigan and Monroe, organized by several union organizations and advocacy groups, the group has remained mainly at their home base, also the home of several of the institutions against which they are protesting.

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The Occupy Chicago crowd is now in their third week and have not stopped occupying the corner of Jackson and LaSalle yet. With the constant protesters, there is also a constant law enforcement presence, which to the Chicago Police Departmen’s credit, has remained civil, if not sympathetic – but they still have to enforce Chicago’s municipal code.

Occupy Chicago movement may have a point

The Occupy Chicago movement has been occupying Chicago’s financial district for nearly two weeks now. Their signs say they represent the 99 percent. For those living under a rock, they refer to the fact that one percent of the country enjoys 40 percent of the country’s wealth. This is not just Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey; this is the heads of the banks and investment houses, CEOs of failed corporations, many of our Congressional and Senatorial leaders, the head of the Federal Reserve, and others who have brought the country to its knees.

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