Sunday, October 16, 2011

Occupy Chicago: Hopefully Herman Cain can change this all

Police: 175 Occupy Chicago protesters arrested in Grant Park:

Probably not the guy UU Occupy advocate would pick for the change, but a nice example of the odd turns protests take on the national mood.
Among a crowd of tourists watching the rally was the Mumm family of Coal City. They spent the day at the Willis Tower Skydeck, American Girl Store and Niketown before happening upon the march as protesters walked down Jackson at State.

“I have no idea what’s going on,” said Evan Mumm, 9.

His father Derek agreed that while he wasn’t sure what the goal of the protest was, he was enjoying the spectacle.

“I think it’s awesome people are getting together,” he said. “Hopefully [Republican presidential candidate] Herman Cain can change this all.”

The Chicago group has protested outside the Fed around-the-clock for 23 days.

The protesters have been non-violent, unlike a rally in Rome Saturday that turned into a riot which police quelled with tear gas and water cannons.

Protesters threw rocks at police, lit trash cans on fire and destroyed bank ATMs.

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