Mayor 1% blinks: Emanuel restores nurses' NATO protest permit
Mayor 1% blinks:
City restores nurses' NATO protest permit
In a stunning display of the power of popular outrage, the City of Chicago has reversed its revocation of the protest permit for National Nurses United. The group received permission from the City months ago to stage a mass rally for economic justice on the eve of the NATO summit, only to have that permit suddenly cancelled earlier this week. Today, the City blinked, reversing the move to try to kettle the nurses in Grant Park far from the planned Daley Plaza rally site -- after the nurses and their supporters refused to back down. The nurses publicly praised musical headliner Tom Morello and public support for helping to pressure the City to back down. Read more.