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GALLERY: Protesting NATO

A look at the action around NATO this weekend.

Our photographer was right there downtown capturing the action around NATO.

Abigail May 21, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Dan, really? The Tea Party people are well-behaved, bathe on a regular basis, and clean up after themselves. This NATO protest is NOTHING like a Tea Party event. Oh, wait, were you making a joke? Maybe next time try to be funny.
Nightcrawler May 21, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Which picture shows the officer being stabbed? And those urine bags? And why isn't the liberal mainstream media reporting these outrages?
Jose May 21, 2012 at 08:17 PM
WHAT A WASTE OF THEIR TIME...NATO ?? AMERICA IS BEING INVADED BY ILLEGALS FROM MEXICO---SOUTH AMERICA---FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.. HOW COME THEY ARE NOT IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE PROTESTING POOR BORDER SECURITY ?? I WOULD GO AND JOIN THEM... THEY SHOULD BE CAMPING AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE DEMANDING AN END TO THE JOB OUTSOURCING TO CHINA AND TO OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRIES.. STOP THE IMPORT OF FOREIGN WORKERS--OR--H--1 VISAS... WE HAVE OVER 50 MILLION UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS---UNDEREMPLOYED---HOMELESS---ON WELFARE, WITH MILLIONS OF UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS , WHY IS AMERICA STILL ALLOWING MORE IMMIGRANTS IN OUR COUNTRY ??? THEY SHOULD BE PROTESTING THOSE THINGS AND MORE PEOPLE WOULD JOIN THEM .... BUT PROTESTING NATO ?? WHO CARES...OBAMA ALREADY SAID THAT HE WILL BRING U.S. TROOPS HOMES..
Nightcrawler May 21, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Hey dan - please provide a link to something that reports "bags and bottles filled with urine and feces being thrown at police."
McCloud May 21, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Hey Nightcrawl, please provide a link that reports and connects your brain to the truth.
Nightcrawler May 21, 2012 at 11:52 PM
C'mon, McCloud. Is that the best you can do?
David May 22, 2012 at 02:30 AM
4 Police Officers were treated for injuries. From the Sun Times: "In addition, around 1 p.m., police detained seven men and women, all wearing black, at the Grant Park rally. A police sergeant said the protesters were carrying rocks, cans of spray paint, pry bars, urine-filled bottles"
David May 22, 2012 at 03:27 AM
The Officer stabbed in leg story was easy to find. One link is below. I also saw a news report with footage regarding the rocks thrown at the officers. There was an ABC Chicago TV report with footage of the rock which almost hit the Chicago Police Chief. He has kept it a reminder. http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Four-Cops-Injured-One-Stabbed-in-Melee-152231125.html
Nightcrawler May 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Please re-read dan's posts, and my responses. Then show me where anyone reported those urine/feces bags being thrown at the police. And which picture shows the officer being stabbed. I'm not questioning that 4 officers received injuries, one with a stab wound to the leg. I do question the sensationalistic headlines – e.g. "Four Cops Injured, One Stabbed in Melee" – above stories that provide no further details. Near as I can tell, the entire story is based on a single quote from Garry McCarthy, who I like. And who also said: "The news isn't what's happened," McCarthy said. "The news is what has not happened. This is really a non-event. This is what's supposed to happen in America." http://chicagoist.com/2012/05/21/nato_protesters_injuries_arrests.php
McCloud May 22, 2012 at 12:58 PM
I've been to a couple of tea party protests, the only violence I witnessed was a car horn going off. The horn was probably a racist code message.
Nightcrawler May 22, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Hey dan - Not much of a reader, are you? I questioned the headlines because the story provides no further details - and there still aren't any, several days later. That's a great example of "if it bleeds, it leads" - in other words, sensationalism. And as I made quite clear, I don't need a picture to "believe what everybody else is saying." I was referring to your post, which was in response to a gallery of pictures. None of which showed an officer being stabbed.
Abigail May 22, 2012 at 03:08 PM
It's like going to a family picnic, only without the annoying relatives. And they clean up after themselves. But, you're right, that horn was probably some sort of secret code. And it's worse yet if it came from a foreign car.
Abigail May 22, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Dan, the reason the media won't identify them as OWS is because Obama, Pelosi, etc., praised them profusely when the OWS first started. Now they don't want people to realize these are the same OWS that the libs thought were so wonderful and patriotic.
McCloud May 22, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Does anybody know what Occupy movement is protesting? If they are against the rich fat cats, they could start with Obama, Tarp 1 - sitting next to Bush just before the election and nudging his arm to sign, Tarp 2 - all by himself, auto bailout, Solyndra. All money going to fat cats. Yet they never talk of Obama.
Sandra Sims May 22, 2012 at 03:29 PM
From the pictures I've seen, the Teabaggers are all far too obese to even walk very far, much less commit any acts of violence. They just sit in their folding chairs with their misspelled signs, dropping bits of grease on their size XXXL American patriot tshirts. Whoo, hoo.
David May 22, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Ms. Sandra Sims - your offensive terms , gross generalizations and insults do nothing to futher a civil debate. Your post does much to make you seem like a person with whom I certainly wouldn't want to hang. Perhaps your mean spirited post is not reflection of your true personality.
Brad Faxton May 22, 2012 at 06:11 PM
I think a much better reply would have been, "I'm rubber, you're glue....."
Brad Faxton May 22, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Yes, Sandreah, The old 80/20 rule also comes into play here. 80% of what you write should be actual content not useless ramblings.
Sandra Sims May 22, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Funny, somehow it didn't seem much like a civil debate. It seemed more like a bunch of rightwingers making snotty comments about "liberal" protesters. Just thought I would put my two cents in re: rightwing protesters. And Brad, really, you can't spell my name when it's right in front of you? You must have been the one making all those teabagger signs.....
David May 23, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Sandra - you can either choose to raise the level of discourse or you can opt for insulting terms and drag the level of debate into the gutter. I see you have once again opted for the latter. That is a shame. Of course, many will agree the debate is not always civil. You can simply read your last two posts to understand why. I suspect you can do far better but simply choose not to, or perhaps just can't help yourself.
Brad Faxton May 23, 2012 at 02:34 AM
2 things... 1) I'm so far left, I dont make right turns. 2) I rather enjoy being the "bag-ee".
Nightcrawler May 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM
David - You make her sound like dan.
Donny May 23, 2012 at 01:11 PM
These people are the dregs of civil societies.

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