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26 Protesters Arrested At School Closings Rally At City Hall

By Samantha Abernethy in News on May 20, 2013 10:45PM

Twenty-six protesters were arrested at City Hall this afternoon during a rally to protest the city's plan to close dozens of Chicago Public Schools.

The CTU writes:

Twenty-six 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.

See photos and tweets detailing the action below.