Activists converge on Rahm Emanuel’s home for Fourth of July protest
Dozens of activists angry over austerity measures in Chicago used their Fourth of July holiday to demonstrate at the home of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
As of Thursday afternoon, over 400 people had indicated on a Facebook event page that they would be attending the “Block Party to Fight Austerity at Rahm’s House.”
“Let’s gather at Chase Park (Ashland and Leland) at noon, then march over to Rahm Emanuel’s house for a street dance party to celebrate citywide resistance to budget cuts and other austerity measures that hurt poor and working people in order to make the super-rich even richer,” the organizers wrote.
The group told WMAQ that the event would include music, dancing and speakers.
“At a time when working people are already struggling to make ends meet, Mayor Emanuel is eliminating thousands of jobs across the city every year,” organizer Greg Goodman explained to the station.
On a live audio stream, demonstrators could be heard chanting, “One Term Mayor!”
Listen to this live audio from aaroncynic.
[Photo: Facebook/”Block Party to Fight Austerity at Rahm’s House”]