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Arrests made at CPS protest at city hall

More than 20 people protesting school closings across the city were arrested today at city hall.

The demonstrators were arrested after sitting and blocking elevators on the main floor.

They were protesting the city’s plan to close 53 elementary schools.

The teachers’ union organized today’s protest and their officials report many of the people cuffed and taken away were teachers, parents and community activists.


12 Comments to “Arrests made at CPS protest at city hall”

    Observer said:
    May 20, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Based on the article and the pic, three really is a crowd.

      I.C. Idiots said:
      May 20, 2013 at 4:11 PM

      Hah! Good one!

    Ismael said:
    May 20, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    These are teachers.I hope no children were watching this great example. These are Chicago teachers, no wonder our kids do not learn anything good. Teachers do the math, You need more money to keep these schools open and We as taxpayers do not want to pay more. Most of these kids will never graduate anyways.

      Learn How To Spell said:
      May 20, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      Your grammar, spelling and punctuation are all terrible. Clearly you are an alumni of the CPS.

        Ismael said:
        May 20, 2013 at 4:51 PM

        Hey dummy ,which word did I misspelled? You got the message didn't You? Only punctuation was bad. You are a dummy because computers have spell checker. You are a Chicago teacher and I am glad You are not teaching my grand kids.

    Anon said:
    May 20, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    “Anyways” is not a word. And you typed “misspelled” when it should have been “misspell.” You are dumb.

      Ismael said:
      May 20, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      But not as dumb as You.

        HVK said:
        May 20, 2013 at 7:28 PM

        Way to get off subject.

    retiredinaz1 said:
    May 20, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    More waste of time…..the schools need to be closed or consolidated…..just one needed measure to attempt to save some cash. Protesting these closings is wrong….especially from the Union….quite a red-face issue, if you would ask me. These teachers needed to be in class….not walking the pavement!

    Fred said:
    May 21, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Rahm is absolutely giving up on Chicago youth. He wants to spend how much on an arena for a Private University to play one sport, basketball. He is taking from kids that need basic skills of society to survive and giving those dollars to fellow elitist’s children to enjoy their campus life. I thought that The UC, the Allstate Arena and the UIC Pavillion are enough facilities that can be rented by Depaul. Its a waste of money, its a waste of tens of thousands of childrens futures. Rahm, go jump…

      bob said:
      May 21, 2013 at 9:26 AM

      It's not all Rahm's fault. If the teachers can't teach and the students don't want to learn how is it the mayor's fault?

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