World leaders are coming to Chicago this weekend for the NATO summit, and police are gearing up with over 3,000 officers dedicated to the event and hundreds more coming in from places like Philadelphia to help. Already one group busted into, of all places, the Obama campaign HQ!
Guards locked the revolving doors, but protesters slipped through unlocked doors off to the sides. Some pushed past a security guard who tried to block their entry but quickly gave up as protesters poured through the doorway.
About a dozen uniformed Chicago police officers entered the lobby and stood quietly at the back of the protest group as a demonstrator on the second floor read a statement, echoed by the few dozen demonstrators in the lobby below.
Workers on their way to the escalators filed quietly through the lobby, most hardly taking notice of the demonstration.
"They're now saying in Chicago that they may have to close whole sections of the town. Evacuate people, and here's the best part: That if you do have to be in the city over the weekend they're recommending that you dress like the protesters," Glenn said.
"He's not extreme enough for them," Glenn said.
That's right - the most liberal Senator of 2007 and one of the most progressive Presidents in history, Chicago's own Barack Obama , is not liberal enough for the protesters.