Defense attorneys for the three men accused of making firebombs to attack police and other high-profile targets during the NATO Summit claimed police and prosecutors fabricated the charges to justify the intense security measures put in place for the summit.
Final preparations are underway for the NATO Summit this weekend, as downtown businesses and residential buildings begin taking extra precautions.
Those who are planning protests around the NATO summit are staying on message, and avoiding questions about the potential for violence to erupt.
The self-described anarchists charged with plotting to blow up a bridge outside Cleveland also talked about plotting acts of terror in Chicago during the NATO summit, according to a criminal complaint.
This weekend, Chicagoans will observe the 125th anniversary of the notorious Haymarket Affair, and commemorations are planned.