Arrests made at CPS protest at city hall

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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.

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  • Ismael

    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.

      • Ismael

        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

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

  • retiredinaz1

    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

    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

      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?