NATO and Occupy Protests Rock Chicago

Monday, May 21, 2012

Demonstrators march through downtown streets protesting the NATO Summit on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Demonstrators march through downtown streets protesting the NATO Summit on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty)

Apart from Washington, D.C., Chicago is the first American city to host the NATO Summit. As world leaders arrived for the Summit yesterday, they were greeted by thousands of protesters and just as many police officers. Chicago Police have arrested five protestors who allegedly planned to throw Molotov cocktails at President Obama’s campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home. 

The protesters ran the gamut, from the Occupy Wall Street movement, to military veterans. Pfc. Vincent Emanuele told the Associated Press: "I’m out here because I’m standing in support of my brothers and sisters, specifically those who have served in Afghanistan and who are speaking out about the occupation of Afghanistan and who are standing in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan." Jim Warren is a national correspondent for The Atlantic.

Guests:

Jim Warren

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Comments [2]

Vas from DC

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May. 21 2012 01:56 PM
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Occupy rocks Chicago? Try torment Chicago while choosing a quote from a reasonable sounding veteran among the violent mob while the guest downplays the disturbances.
Today like in 1968 we see Marxist inspired protesters challenging the Democratic Party machine in an election year.
The media must spin this one carefully because we know how the 68' election turned out.

May. 21 2012 09:49 AM

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