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- Occupy Chicago activists are looking for help finding fellow demonstrators find a place to stay during the NATO summit, so they’re asking Chicagoans to let them occupy their houses, apartments, back yards, or churches.
Kyle, a housing staffer with Occupy Chicago, said the group is receiving notice from Occupy supporters around the nation who need a place to stay next week through the end of the Summit.
“National Nurses United is sending in 800 people in buses that they’re paying for,” he said. “So that right there is 800. We also have contacts with various occupations saying, ‘Oh, hey, we’re sending up 100 people to you, we’re sending 50 people to you.”
Kyle said Occupy Chicago is seeking space for 2,000 protestors, and says they’ll even accept space donations from Republicans or political conservatives, just so the protestors can avoid sleeping in parks, and avoid being arrested by police.
Well, gee whiz, we can't let these poor people sleep in the parks just so we can hassle them at all hours of the day and night. That wouldn't be sporting. And goodness forbid that they actually come to town with money to spend for hotel rooms, food and bail money - how is Rahm going to get that $128 million that Lori Healey says is going to miraculously turn up at the museums and restaurants downtown during the summit?
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