Chicago NATO Protests: The Tearing Down of the NATO Banner, and an Arrestee on WTTW

Video shows how the NATO banner on Michigan was torn down as the protest march briefly made it up Michigan Avenue; a protester talks to Chicago Tonight about detention and the police

There’s been some chatter on Twitter this evening about the tearing down of the NATO banner on the Michigan Avenue bridge.

A couple livestreamers captured the limber protester who got his hands on the NATO sign after the National Nurses United rally segued into a briefly lived march up Michigan, which should give you a sense of why so many cops were out on Michigan between Wacker and Grand this afternoon. (And it was so much slightly more attractive than that Bank of America bridge ad.)

 

Chicago Tonight spoke with one protester, claiming to have been “arrested and held for 30 hours without being charged.”

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