Organizers Of Anti-Wall Street Protest Write Mayor Emanuel

CHICAGO (WBBM) – Organizers of an anti-Wall Street protest in Chicago are gathering signatures on petitions they will send to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The protesters are asking the mayor to let them stay in Grant Park without being arrested. The park closes at 11pm, and last week Chicago police arrested 175 of the demonstrators who stayed past that time.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Jan Coleman Reports

The petition says, “Don’t let this end like 1968” — a reference to the violence surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago that year.

The organizers of the anti-Wall Street protest had gathered 10,000 signatures as of Friday.

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