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The rally started near the famous Chicago Picasso.
The crowd of maybe 500 turned out at Daley Plaza on this cold and windy Chicago morning. The Chicago Police then escorted the crowd on a march out of the loop, down Wacker Drive and across the Michigan Avenue Bridge to Pioneer Court next to the Chicago Tribune Building. One guy said to me, "well here you have it, a protest by lone wolves." This protest was put together in less than a week by people who clearly are not professional grievance mongers, it was more "grass roots" than almost any other Chicago protests that I've witnessed. The only politician I noticed was Republican Cook County Board member Tony Peraica, but I'm sure that I missed at least one, I think he spoke while I was talking to the family that brought a tea service. More on their great move when I post their photo.
Labels: Chicago, Chicago Tea Party, Chicago's Chicago Tea Party