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.
The protesters said Exelon receives too many tax loopholes from the state.
“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.”
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.”