Battle Royale Brewing: NATO rally in Chicago
CHICAGO, May 20
(Reuters) – Thousands of protesters, some dressed as clowns and others bearing anti-war signs, gathered on Sunday in a lakefront park in the biggest test yet for Chicago police trying to keep the peace as world
leaders began meeting for a two-day NATO summit.
Previous protests in the run-up to the summit Sunday and Monday have been lively but peaceful, resulting in fewer than two dozen arrests over the past six days, according to
the Chicago Police Department.
“I think we’re going to be able to handle it,” Police Chief Garry McCarthy told reporters, adding the numbers of demonstrators this week were fewer than many had expected. READ MORE
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