CHICAGO (AP) — Demonstrators of the Occupy Chicago movement stood their ground in a downtown park in defiance of police orders to clear out and authorities reported they made at least 100 arrest early today.
Occupy Chicago spokesman Joshua Kaunert vowed the protests will continue in Chicago. Police began making arrests after warning demonstrators in Chicago’s Grant Park — in the area known as Congress Plaza — that it was closed after 11 p.m. Saturday.
Organizers say those arrested were led away peacefully. But they chanted “We will be back!” Organizers say protests will continue over perceived greed and other ills in corporate America and on Wall Street.
The arrests come a week after some 175 people were detained in the same park as part of the Occupy Chicago protests.