(CBS) — Chicago Police say 20 people were arrested at a noontime protest on North Michigan Avenue where dozens demonstrated against politicians’ handling of the state budget.
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But when almost two dozen demonstrators and their signs spilled over onto Michigan Avenue at Illinois Street and refused to budge because of their outage over the state budget they were arrested.
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“It’s not pleasant being in a jail. That’s a concern. But it’s worth it because we’re trying to organize people to get no cuts and a good budget. And get a progressive revenue package.”