Police try to divert Critical Mass ride away from ‘Occupy Chicago’ protest

By Eric W. Dolan
Saturday, October 1, 2011 19:24 EDT
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The Chicago police on Friday attempted to divert the Critical Mass cycling event away from “Occupy Chicago” protesters, who have been camped out in front of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank.

The protesters marched to the intersection where the police had halted the monthly ride, chanting “Occupy Chicago” and “We are the 99 percent.”

Some of the cyclists raised their fist in support of the demonstration. Other cyclists waved, high-fived the protesters, and took pictures.

“Occupy Chicago” began on September 23, when around 20 people gathered at Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, and then marched to the Federal Reserve Bank to show their solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in lower Manhattan.

Watch video, courtesy of independent YouTube reporter John Sheehan, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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