Several thousand demonstrators marched through downtown Chicago on Monday to protest against economic inequality, the lack of good jobs and the influence of corporations in politics.

The "Take Back Chicago" demonstration was organized by Stand Up Chicago, a coalition of some 20 community groups and organizations. Protesters from the ongoing "Occupy Chicago" demonstration also participated in the protest.

"I think people are finally waking up and realizing if they don't do something about it the corporations are just going to take over," one protester told MSNBC's Ed Schultz.

The protesters eventually converged on the Art Institute of Chicago, where members of the Futures Industry Association and the Mortgage Bankers Association were attending a conference.

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