CHICAGO (CBS) — Police arrested 10 protesters in the Loop on Monday, after they blocked traffic as part of a demonstration outside the Chicago headquarters of Exelon, the parent company of ComEd.
“They’re soaking us dry,” said Lora Chamberlain, one of a couple hundred demonstrators who took over the intersection of Madison and Dearborn early Monday afternoon.READ MORE: Who Is Suspected FedEx Mass Shooter Brandon Scott Hole?
The protesters said Exelon receives too many tax loopholes from the state.READ MORE: Aurora Pop-Up Pantry Opens On Monday
“So I’m going to unroll my little sign that says a lot: ‘Tax Exelon, not us. No bailouts, no free rides. Exelon, pay up,'” Chamberlain said. “They need to pay their fair share, and they’re not.”MORE NEWS: Brandon Scott Hole Identified As Gunman Who Shot And Killed 8 People, Wounded 5 Others In Shooting At FedEx Facility In Indianapolis
The demonstrators danced in the intersection for several minutes. Those who didn’t clear the street when police ordered them to were arrested, as others chanted, “We’ve got your back.”