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The morning after NATO

it's all over--and the South Loop has much to reflect on

05/22/2012

We who live in the South Loop have just come through some wild times, both exciting and educational--and some that are hard to describe. Read More...

Photos: Day after violent clash, protestors march unhindered downtown

Rally leads from West Loop to Boeing headquarters, then to President Obama’s campaign headquarters

05/21/2012

The morning after a violent clash between protestors and police ended in dozens of protests in the South Loop, marchers took to the streets of downtown Chicago to air their grievances once again.
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The end of the South Loop NATO line

I found the closest spot I could to the actual summit

05/21/2012

Exactly how close could I actually get to the NATO summit without trespassing or getting arrested I wanted to know. So I ventured over to find out. Read More...

City's highest church blesses anti-NATO marchers

05/20/2012

Amidst the flurry of Occupy Chicago announcements in the run-up to Sunday’s NATO summit, one struck a rather unusual note: “Volunteers needed at the prayer service.”
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In the thick of it

05/20/2012

The neighborhood had an air of anticipation today. Read more...

Outside the battle lines: Leaving the rally

To the west of the clash at Cermak and Michigan, protestors held back from returning

05/20/2012

After the group of veterans at the head of Sunday's anti-NATO rally made their final speech on Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Cermak Road and Michigan Avenue, they urged the marchers to disburse and head west, toward buses and Cermak-Chinatown ‘L’ station.
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Photos: Police clash with protestors at Michigan and Cermak

Sunday rally ends with standoff when protestors refuse to move for police

05/20/2012

Police and protestors clashed en masse at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Cermak Road in the South Loop Sunday evening, after what had been a largely peaceful rally.
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Photos: Following the march through Chicago

05/20/2012

Tracking the march from its start Grant Park to the end at Cermack and Michigan. Read More...

Secure protection in the face of trouble

my house has a contingent of cops and I do like that

05/20/2012

I arrived home to a coterie of cops protecting my corner at Roosevelt and State; my home is being watched and protected. Read More...

Coalition Against NATO and G8 march peaceful through South Loop

05/20/2012

March reached the South Loop around 3 pm on Sunday
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