And the lack of preparedness comes to the fore immediately:
- SCC, just so you know according to the NATO protest/occupy chicago website the official protesting started about one hour ago. The first official protest will be a small one infront of obama headquarters tomorrow at 8am downtown on randolph street.... There is absolutly no order out... also, to the police officers out there in 009.. Im sure nobody has told you yet but there is going to be an anti cpd/anti jon burge march from 51 and halsted down to the 9th district station tuesday May 15th from 6pm till midnight. If you dont believe me then here is the link to the complete link of protests that are planned and the specific times. Since downtown isnt giving anyone a heads up I will.... here is the link to the events page:
here is the link to the anti police/jon burge march to 009th district:
and here is the link of the route map they will be taking for the anti police march on the 15th of may:
******BEWARE... SOME OF THE EVENTS THEY ARE HOLDING ARE TITLED: HOW TO DISARM AND POLICE OFFICER AND ANTI POLICE BRUTALITY MEETING.. THEY ARE ALSO BEING PREPPED BY CIVIL ATTORNEYS THIS WEEK******
Also, it appears that after the nurses march on friday the 18th there is going to be an even larger, unscheduled and non permit march through out all of downtown with no planned route.. obviously to screw up friday rush hour traffic... they are encouraged to "make as much noise as possible".
They are also going to attempt to protest and infiltrate the first pitch at the cubs/white sox game friday night because NATO general John allen will be throwing out the first pitch at the game.
The Blac Bloc will be marching with the main protest group at noon sunday. A day they are calling on for "chaos" and disorder in chicago. The blac bloc says they will create a "blac hurricane in chicago" on sunday and monday.
monday 5/21 they are going to do a "shut down boeing" mission then tuesday another protest of the wars and on wednesday(after the Nato summit ends) its not going to end for us.. they are calling for a Mass rally and protest to take back chicago at 4pm at daley plaza. this could be a long week if they get enough numbers together.
And the first report from the front lines:
- funny, because today in 001 on days we had to respond to 130 randolph which is obama campaign hq. there were about 100 protesters. Nobody in 001 knew that this protest was going to happen and were caught off guard when the call came out. there were only about 80 protesters but they were able to cause havoc and shut the building down because they stormed the lobby. 8 got locked up and the protest only lasted about 2 hours but for us it took about 45 min to get organized and get a plan together. Its a joke. there are gonna be about 30 thousand here starting on friday... its gonna be a mess.
Strap in boys and girls.