- A rally to protest school closings led by the Chicago Teachers Union at Daley Plaza in the Loop this afternoon included a march to City Hall and planned civil disobedience during a sit-in.
The official police crowd estimate was 700 to 900, according to the department’s News Affairs office, while a city official on the scene estimated the crowd as up to 2,000.
[...] Police soon began detaining protesters, leading more than 50 people away one by one to a holding area outside a building just south of Washington Street. Those in the holding area stood with their hands behind their backs chanting, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Rahm Emanuel's got to go."
In all, 127 people were briefly detained and ticketed, said Chicago Police spokesman [...].
Let's see if there's a follow-up on how many of the 127 pay their scheduled fines.
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