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City Council Tue Jan 17 2012

Press Conference to Be Held Denouncing Protest Restrictions

A press conference will be held tomorrow, Jan. 18, protesting the proposed restrictions that would be placed on Chicagoans right to assemble. The press conference, organized by Stand Up! Chicago, will be held on the second floor of City Hall at 9 am, prior to the City Council meeting where a vote will be held on the measure.

The issue to be voted on by the City Council was originally intended for restrictions during the NATO/G8 Summit that will occur in May, but some of the aspects of the bill will become permanent.

The press conference will highlight how the ordinance would affect Chicagoans that make low wages and are vulnerable to issues such as school closings.

A protest against the ordinance was held earlier today.

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