Twenty-three people who are against Rahm Emanuel’s school closing policies were arrested at City Hall today during a sit-in where they blocked elevators and sang protest songs made famous during the Civil Rights Movement. After delivering a number of petitions calling for a moratorium on school actions to the mayor’s office on the fifth floor the group headed to the first floor lobby and disrupted city business.
Among those arrested were Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) officer Kristine Mayle and a number of teachers, parents and community activists. The sit-in happened on the last day of a three-day march for education justice that moved hundreds of people through the South and West sides of the city.
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