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NATO/G8 opponents denied right to protest by city of Chicago, vow to continue fight for freedom of assembly

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11/17/11
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Joe Iosbaker demands right to march on the G8/NATO Summit at City Hall news conference (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Chicago, IL - Mayor Rahm Emanuel has again refused to guarantee the First Amendment right to protest in Chicago.

Organizers from the Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda (CANG8) met with city officials on Nov. 16. They were there with a message that Pat Hunt of CANG8 said was simple, “that the city publicly commit to provide…permits that meet the internationally recognized standard for the right to assemble; that we be within sight and sound…” of the meeting of NATO and the G8 in May, 2012.

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