CHICAGO (CBS) — Scores of protesters rallied outside the Loop headquarters of the civic group Friends of the Parks on Thursday, demanding they drop their lawsuit blocking filmmaker George Lucas from building his proposed museum on the lakefront.
Some protesters wore hardhats, while others carried signs calling Friends of the Parks their enemies.READ MORE: Investigators Raid Three Locations Of Parlor Pizza Restaurant
Rev. Leon Finney Jr. said minorities and youths need the jobs that construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art would create.
The Friends of the Parks have obtained a court injunction prohibiting work from starting on the Lucas family’s preferred site, just south of Soldier Field, while the advocacy group moves forward with a federal lawsuit alleging the project would be an illegal private development on protected lakefront land.