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    Posted October 23, 2011 by
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    Occupy Chicago Result in Arrests, Demonstrations

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     geonatez, a journalism student from Tennessee, shot this video of a drum circle at an Occupy Chicago march on the evening of Saturday, October 22. Later that evening, more than a hundred people were arrested for refusing to leave Grant Park, which by city ordinance closes at 11 p.m.

    He says: 'As police moved from person to person, they gave them one last chance to leave before arresting them. Of course, the majority refused to leave and they were arrested. However, I did see some people escorted out of the park and released. Guessing they were one of the few who said: "okay, I'll leave." Police were only interested in people inside the park. Thousands of people were outside the park watching and chanting. Of course I was on the sidewalk outside the park documenting the event. Police guarding the perimeter of the park were very calm and relaxed, but very aware of everything taking place.'
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    Protesters made their voices heard at Occupy Chicago. Over 100 people were arrested for not leaving Grant Park despite many warnings from police to leave. As each protester was arrested, cheers erupted from the crowd in support. Demonstrators chanted "go fight real crime, arrest the 1%" to police, who seemed to ignore the many jabs.

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