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Protesters again occupy Grant Park — and again are arrested

Updated 10/23/11 7:23 a.m.
Posted 10/23/11 5:15 a.m.

CHICAGO (WLS) – For the second weekend in a row, anti-Wall Street protesters marched through the downtown streets in another attempt to take over Grant Park. And once again, police arrested those that refused to leave after the park closed.

Between 1,500 and 2,500 protesters marched Saturday night from LaSalle and Jackson to the northeast corner of Congress and Michigan, where organizers planned to set up a camp with the hopes of spending the night. Organizers said they were hoping to move the entire Occupy Chicago protest from the financial district to Grant Park going forward.

“We are going to hold this space, and that’s what we are going to do,” said Brit Schulte, 23, an organizer who was arrested at Grant Park last week and who has been protesting for 25 days straight. “Our ability to invoke our civil rights to protest shouldn’t be limited, and we shouldn’t be censored.”

Protesters again occupy Grant Park — and again are arrested