Updated 03/27/13 – 10:15 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Protesters filled Daley Plaza, marched through the Loop and rallied again in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters to protest the board’s plan to close 53 schools on Wednesday. More than 100 of those protesters were detained and ticketed after staging a sit-in outside City Hall.
Union leaders, education activists, Rev, Jesse Jackson, and even students criticized Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the board and the process for selecting which schools should close at the end of the school year.
The protest began with a rally in Daley Plaza before marching to City Hall and on to CPS Headquarters at 125 S. Clark Street for another rally.
Chicago Police said they detained and cited 127 protestors who were staging a sit-down outside City Hall on LaSalle Street.