Anti-NATO protestors gathered near McCormick Place, the site of the largest NATO summit in the organization’s six-decade history. There were thousands of protestors, and not just Occupy Movement protestors. These were people from all walks of life, all types of backgrounds who joined together to protest one of the most powerful alliances in the world. In the days leading up to the two-day summit, nurses rallied in a downtown plaza to call for a “Robin Hood” tax on banks’ financial transactions. The next day, groups marched to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house to protest the closure of six community mental health clinics.
Then on Sunday, they all came together for the largest effort — a march against the NATO summit that was peaceful until the end, when some protesters clashed with police for a couple of hours, throwing boards and bottles. Some officers struck back with batons.
Yet the main stream media and news did very little coverage on this.
So, it is up to us bloggers to share and get the word out. Yes, NATO and the protest is over, but the word and message must carry on.
Please check out the second part, “NATO Protest War Vets Return Medals | What the news didn’t show you…“
Source of photos: Facebook album “#NoNato” by Sean Patrick