On March 19, 2011, about a thousand people rallied at what's now called "Liberation Square" at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway in downtown Chicago. The rally focused against U.S. wars abroad, including the ongoing occupation of Afghanistan, and the continuing U.S. involvement in Iraq despite an ostensible end to the war in Iraq.
But participants also raised concern for a number of other issues of interest, including the recent attacks on organizing rights in Wisconsin and across America, and against the recent intimidation of political activists by the FBI in Chicago and elsewhere.
The protest began at Liberation Square, marched north up Michigan Avenue, to the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Michigan Avenue for a concluding rally.
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