A coalition of advocates that were denied a NATO summit protest permit say they will take an alternate protest route the city verbally
offered on March 19. The Coalition Against the NATO/G8 War and Poverty Agenda, or CANG8, met with Mike Simon, assistant commissioner for the Chicago Department of Transportation today, and said that they were encouraged the city would approve the alternate route by Wednesday, a deadline set by CANG8.
"The city said they had remembered they had offered this at at one point," says Joe Iosbaker, a CANG8 member at the meeting. "It seemed that everything we said sounded reasonable to them." Read more »