On Wednesday, a downtown protest is planned that will call for a year-long moratorium on home foreclosures. ( So expect more arrests )
Reverend Jose Landaverde of Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Mission is arrested after refusing to leave Immigration Court Building property during immigration detention rally in Chicago. — Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune, May 15, 2012
About 130 protesters marched north through the Loop from the Board of Trade on Wednesday, stopping outside a Citibank branch and setting up a makeshift living room. (Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune)
About 130 protesters marched north through the Loop this morning calling for a moratorium on mortgage foreclosures.
The group walked from the Chicago Board of Trade and stopped briefly at a Citibank branch at LaSalle and Madison streets just before 11 a.m.
See Video of Loop marchers call for moratorium on foreclosures
A protester at the Anti-Capitalist militant march reaches for a Chicago Police officer’s baton at 14th and Halsted Street in Chicago. A band of several dozen protesters marched up Halsted Street from the South Side through Bridgeport, where some engaged in a shouting match with residents. The marchers, some of whom covered their faces with hoods or bandanas, began their protest at about 51st Street and Halsted. — Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune, May 16, 2012
A California man in town for protests during the NATO summit was charged with a felony for allegedly assaulting a Chicago police officer during a pro-immigration rally downtown on Tuesday, prosecutors said.
Danny L. Johnson, 31, of Los Angeles, was ordered held today on $10,000 bond on charges of aggravated battery of a police officer, a felony, and obstruction of traffic, a misdemeanor.
During the immigration rally, Johnson was seen “jumping up and down,” yelling obscenities and obstructing traffic, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said.
When a Chicago police sergeant working a bicycle team told Johnson to move up the street, Johnson punched the sergeant in the chest, causing him to fall off his bike, Scaduto said.
Scaduto said Johnson is currently on probation in California for a misdemeanor conviction for remaining at the scene of a riot.
Johnson appeared in court with his hair in braids and wearing a black T-shirt inside-out. Scaduto told the judge the T-shirt is emblazoned with an obscenity.
~ But it’s okay, he’s a college grad bused in, probably paid to usurp! ~ JP
Notice the masks being they are preparing to need them IMO:
Chicago police use bicycles to keep anti-capitalist marchers toward the sidewalks as the protesters march north on Halsted Street in Chicago. — Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune, May 15, 2012
The Anti-Capitalist militant march reaches 14th and Halsted Street in Chicago after marching from 51st Street. About 20 bike-riding officers repeatedly rode to the front of the crowd of about 40 demonstrators and formed an angled line across Halsted Street to funnel them back onto the sidewalk. Then officers would walk their bikes next to the sidewalk to enforce the restriction. When protesters slipped in front again, the whole process would start over. — Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune, May 16, 2012
~ This one says it all:
Anti-capitalist protesters wait to begin their march at 51st and Halsted Streets, in Chicago. — Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune, May 15, 2012
* Leaders expected to attend 2012 NATO Will Sarkozy still attend? I hope Mr. Bronislaw Komorowski, President of Poland and Mr. Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland address my Polish community.
* Summit Events Open to the Public
Don’t You Feel Safer?
A Chicago police boat helps block traffic on the Chicago River near the Michigan Avenue Bridge as a person walks past on the River Walk path. — Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune, May 15, 2012
U.S. Coast Guard personnel stand at the stern of a patrol boat on the Chicago River as they enforce a temporary river closure after a suspicious package was reported in the area. — Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune, May 15, 2012
~ How does bankrupt Chicago afford all of this protection for dignitaries and punks?