130 arrested at Occupy Chicago


Police arrested 130 protesters on Sunday morning in the Chicago offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The protesters were allegedly in the city’s Grant Park after hours, staging nonviolent defiance to the park’s posted curfew. Occupy Chicago spokesperson Joshua Kaunert vowed the protests would continue in spite of the arrests.

Few individuals resisted arrest. “Everybody was very peaceful and smiling and there was no violence, though a lot of chanting,” Kaunert said. Some felt the arrests added legitimacy to the movement. Max Farrar, a 20-year-old political science major at DePaul University, said, “This movement will not be a serious movement until we take a stand, and getting arrested is just one way of taking a stand.”


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