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Occupy Chicago faces police threats

By staff |
October 15, 2011
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Armando Robles, president of UE Local 1110 leads the march
Armando Robles, president of UE Local 1110 leads the march in chanting, "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out." (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Chicago, IL – More than 4000 marched here tonight as Occupy Chicago moved from its occupation of La Salle Street (the banking center of the city) to Congress Plaza on the edge of Grant Park. Organizers intend this as a permanent home for the occupation.

Occupy Chicago was joined tonight by a contingent from Teamsters Local 705, as well as representatives who brought resolutions from the National Nurses United and the Chicago Teachers Union. SEIU Local 73 members were there and the local had helped get tents for the occupation.

The police have threatened to clear the park at 11:00 pm.

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