Members of National Nurses United (NNU) are protesting at City Hall today in response to arrests made on Saturday night during Occupy Chicago's attempt to set up camp in Grant Park. The nurses also set up a first aid station to assist the Occupy Chicago protesters, but it was dismantled by police. NNU has put up first aid tents in other cities to support the movements in New York City, Detroit, Los Angeles, Washington, and San Francisco.
NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro says she agrees with reports that the Emanuel administration is trying to keep a cap on the movement in advance of the NATO and G8 summits Chicago is set to host in the spring.
“Instead of showing off for world leaders, and paying allegiance to protecting the economic interests of the top 1 percent, Mayor Emanuel should stop, and start representing the 99 percent, the people for whom the occupy movement has become a clear voice,” DeMoro said.
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