The Columbia Chronicle

Protesters march to oppose NATO, several arrested

By Kaley Fowler

May 20, 2012

Several months of planning came to fruition on May 20 as thousands of protesters gathered and marched in opposition of the NATO Summit.In compliance with a permit issued April 4 by the Chicago Department of Transportation, the Coalition Against the NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda hosted an anti-NATO rally in Grant Park followed by a march to McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lakeshore Drive. Although order was maintained during the...

NATO demonstration organizations hold press conference

By Contributing Writer

May 14, 2012

By Daniel GerzinaSpeakers representing many NATO protests spoke May 10 at a previewing press conference at protest headquarters on 500 W. Cermak Road. Spokespersons from Occupy Chicago, organizers of The People’s Summit, Iraq Veterans Against the War and CANG8, among others, outlined their organizations’ protest plans surrounding the NATO Summit.Speakers explained their grievances with NATO and local policies, including glob...

NATO protest back on

By Kaley Fowler

April 8, 2012

Following a month-long dispute with city officials, a coalition of anti-NATO demonstrators will be allowed to march through downtown May 20 in protest of the upcoming NATO summit.On April 4, city officials granted the Coalition Against the NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda, an alliance created to protest the G8 and NATO summits in Chicago, a permit to march from the Petrillo Bandshell in Grant Park to McCormick Place, 2301...

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