Chicago, IL/ 3 Aug / Occupy City Hall Protest and Car Caravan

SigAct: 2-part protest for Chicago to keep public schools closed for the start of the school year. First part began at 11:00am and was a car caravan. Drove from 1901 W Carroll Ave to the second part of the protest which was a demonstration at City Hall (121 N LaSalle St). 274 went, ~500 interested on Facebook – likely many more were in attendance according to news reports and the sheer amount of supporting organizations. No violence reported.

Supporting Orgs: Action Now Institute; Brighton Park Neighborhood Council; Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR); Chicago Coalition for the Homeless; Chicago Democratic Socialists of America; Cook County College Teachers Union – 1600; Chicago Teachers Union; Enlace Chicago; Grassroots Collaborative; Journey for Justice; Kenwood Oakland Community Organization; Lift the Ban Coalition; Logan Square Neighborhood Association; Northside Action 4 Justice; Parents 4 Teachers; Pilsen Alliance; Raise Your Hand; SEIU HCIIMK; Teachers for Social Justice.

Sources:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/8/3/21352513/cps-public-schools-pandemic-reopen-close-ctu-covid-remote-learning

https://www.facebook.com/events/710818369697786/