Community Center at Whittier Elementary About to be Demolished, Parents Occupying Building, Arrests Imminent

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Community Center at Whittier Elementary About to be Demolished, Parents Occupying Building, Arrests Imminent

Chicago Public School is about to demolish the La Casita community center at Whittier Elementary, 23rd St. and Damen. A demolition crew has a legal demolition order, and police have told the parents they will be arrested in fifteen minutes if they do not leave the premises.

Supporters have arrived and are staging a protest against the demolition outside the school.

In 2010, a community occupation transformed the shed behind Whittier Elementary into a vibrant community center.

Follow @aaroncynic @heavyseas @OCPress on twitter for photos and updates

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