The Chicago Police Department says 90 people were arrested before and during the NATO Summit.Police spokeswoman Carolyn Deming also said eight police officers were injured while monitoring demonstrations and keeping protesters away from McCormick Place, site of the conference.Chicago police Superint
President Obama stole the headlines yesterday and this morning with his NATO plan for withdrawal from the war in Afghanistan. But the bigger story is that this protest didn't garner international media attention.
Police and protesters have drastically different accounts of how anti-NATO street events in Chicago went over the last week, and on Monday both sides seemed to be taking a final stab at getting their perspective to dominate the lasting narrative.
"I was born in Cook County Hospital back in 1956,” Matheno Cook-Bey says. “And it is very ironic that [years later] I was driving a truck to dig up the foundation for the new Cook County Hospital…I helped build the new hospital that’s there now.”
NATO summit protests ended slowly but peacefully in downtown Chicago Monday evening near Grant Park. In the summit’s final hours, protesters moved away from international issues to focus on domestic ones, primarily immigration.
JOPLIN, Mo.— President Barack Obama will speak at the commencement ceremony Monday for graduating seniors whose town was devastated by deadly tornadoes.Obama's remarks in Joplin, Mo. fall on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the tornado that killed 161 people.