Post-NATO Summit Roundup: Police Brutality, Repression & More

By: Tuesday May 22, 2012 7:20 pm

The worldwide leaders that came to the city of Chicago for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit have left Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s moment of prestige and glory is over. Emanuel managed to pull off a summit with diplomats, heads of state, military generals and NATO officials. And the city made it through the summit without any incidents of storefronts being damaged by protesters or cars being set on fire—the kind of incidents that have occurred during other summits, which media and business leaders were certain would happen when they described the violence that could occur during the summit.

 

Chicago’s BlackBlock

By: Sunday May 20, 2012 6:00 pm

@Jeff Sharlet summed it up today: @JeffSharlet Masked men in all black, wearing strange armor, refuse to ID selves, carrying sticks cld be weapons. Turns out cops have a black bloc, too. Chicago today looks so much like a police state – and feels like it too. On my way earlier to the anti-NATO rally, [...]

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