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: Man In Custody After River North Shooting
The protesters said Exelon receives too many tax loopholes from the state.READ MORE: Man Dies After Falling On Kedzie Pink Line Tracks
“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: 2 Killed In Lawndale Shooting
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.”