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CHICAGO — Three young women, calling themselves, “witches” have come up with a creative way to protest gentrification on the Northwest Side.

They placed what they call “a protective spell” in Logan Square.

The women say their actions on Saturday were part performance art, but also a very serious social justice protest.

The women, who live in Logan Square and Humboldt Park, say it’s not fair to residents who get displaced, or lose social services, when developers move into an affordable neighborhood and build expensive housing.