Union Protesters Arrested In Chicago Today

September 24, 2009

Today, we happened upon a protest staged by local hotel union workers. A group of several hundred people took over the street at the corner of Chicago Ave. and Michigan Ave. shutting it down early this evening.

All we had on us was a cell phone, but here is our video of people chanting and getting arrested.

Don’t miss the anarchist looking group singing about blood sucking corporations. We don’t think they were with the union, but judging on their props, they had advanced warning of the protest.

UPDATE: Here is the Chicago Breaking News account of what went down:

200 protesters arrested outside Park Hyatt Chicago

Park Hyatt server Susan Tynan, a union negotiator and among those arrested, said cuts in health care could drastically hurt co-workers and their families.

“[Getting arrested] is worth doing. So whatever the consequences are, I’m willing to take them,” Tynan said in a telephone interview shortly after being released.

Can you imagine what the critics on the Left would be saying if Tea Partiers were getting arrested?  But that’s not all. This protest appeared to be designed down to the last detail. It looked very much like they knew exactly who was going to be in the street and who was going to be on the sidewalk, before ever arriving on the scene.

What would the critics on the Left say if the Tea Partiers scripted their own arrests?

Plus, Instapundit adds…“Until we see scenes like this, I don’t want to hear yammering about the violence inherent in the Tea Party movement.”

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3 Responses to Union Protesters Arrested In Chicago Today

  1. [...] arrests like these at the Tea Parties, either. Until we see scenes like this, I don’t want to hear yammering [...]

  2. JorgXMcKie on September 24, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Those aren’t anarchists. Those are pussy Fascists.

  3. Adirondack Patriot on September 25, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Will the media question Michael Moore as to whether he feels responsible for inciting this violence with his anti-capitalism film?

    Will the media demand that he condemn the anti-capitalist violence?

    If he doesn’t, will they accuse him of complicity with the anti-capitalist terrorists?


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