NATO wraps up its summit in Chicago today, but foreign diplomats weren’t the only ones visiting the city for the event this past weekend. NATO’s presence also brought out thousands of protesters wishing to express their disgust with NATO’s pro-war policies.
Initially, the G8 had also been scheduled this weekend in Chicago to coincide with NATO, but it was moved to Camp David, likely in part to help diffuse the inevitable displays of dissent. Nonetheless, demonstrators turned out by the thousands (no two reports’ estimates seem to align, so I won’t even attempt to give a precise figure), but their massive displays have gone largely unnoticed due to a glaring lack of mainstream media coverage.
Here are some of the stories that emerged from Chicago this weekend:
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