Hundreds of Chicago teacher supporters rally again

September 11, 2012

The Associated Press

Hundreds of Chicago teachers, parents and supporters have rallied in downtown Chicago on the second day of a teachers strike.

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten addressed the marchers on Tuesday afternoon from a riser in the middle of the street. She told the teachers she was proud to be with them. Weingarten wore a red T-shirt that read "Stand with the Chicago Teachers Union."

Marchers cheered, chanted and carried signs that read "On Strike." They booed when Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis mentioned Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and chanted "Rahm Emanuel has got to go." Earlier in the day Emanuel reiterated that he considered it a "strike of choice."

Chicago Teachers Union members went on strike from Chicago Public Schools on Monday.