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Nurses Union Gets To Keep Protest At Daley Plaza

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The Daley Center Courthouse and plaza, with the Picasso (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A protest by nurses next week at the beginning of the NATO summit will be held in Daley Plaza, after all.

The demonstration was supposed to start with a march to the plaza on Friday May 18, but when rock musician Tom Morello joined the event the city threatened to move it to Grant Park.

The nurses union says it has reached an agreement with the city. The rally can be at Daley Plaza, but the march is canceled.

“This is an important victory for democracy, for free speech rights, and for the voice of nurses to be heard as we sound the call for a new vision and new priorities to heal our nation and other G-8 countries from the pain and suffering inflicted on so many families,” National Nurses United Co-President Karen Higgins said in a prepared statement.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel had defended the city’s decision to revoke the nurses’ permit, saying that nurses did not mention a concert in their application.

Contributing: Sun-Times Media Wire

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