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Occupy Chicago: 130 arrested

By staff

Oct. 22 Occupy Chicago march.

More than 2500 people gathered in downtown here, on the night of Saturday, Oct. 22. Trade unions again embraced the Occupy movement and committed to turn their members out. Young and old took to Jackson Avenue, taking the entire width of the street as they marched through downtown.

Once arriving in Grant Park, protest organizers stated that they would stay overnight. At 1:30 Sunday morning, Chicago police ordered the protesters leave, but they wouldn't. 130 people were arrested for being in the park after it closed. Many in the crowd stated that they were there and won't go away.

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