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US: 127 detained at Chicago rally protesting school closing

28th Mar 2013

CHICAGO,  (Xinhua): At least 127 people were detained at a rally in Chicago Wednesday organized by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) to protest school closings.

Chicago Police spokesman Adam Collins said 127 people were briefly detained but there were no physical arrests.

An estimated 700 to 900 crowd participated in the rally which started at about 4 p.m. local time with speeches.

About 150 people held a sit-in on La Salle Street, a main north-south street in downtown Chicago, before the main group of the protesters moved on to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarter.

After months of public hearings, CPS last week unveiled a plan to shut down 53 elementary schools and one high school, mostly on the South and West Sides, as part of the city’s effort to deal with a pending one-billion-dollar budget deficit.

The plan immediately drew criticism from aldermen and community leaders, as well as from parents.

Hours before CTU led the protest, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the time for negotiation was over, and he was moving forward on the plan to close the 54 schools.

Editor: Yang Yi


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