Protests Come to Rahm
- About 150 protesters with Occupy Chicago marched on City Hall this afternoon aiming to speak with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and "assert our First Amendment rights."
But the mayor did not come out during a one-hour demonstration, and the protesters ended up handing over petitions to an aide demanding that they be allowed to occupy Grant Park.
The demonstrators said the march was sparked by two weekends of arrests by people who sought to set up camp in the park. They were joined today by groups who plan to protest during next spring's NATO/G8 summit in Chicago.
As the weather turns colder, we imagine that the Occupy Chicago forces might need a permanent warm and dry place to continue protesting. That hallway looks pretty comfortable - we're just saying.