These arrests were made following the protests on Monday in which thousands of people including teachers, religious leaders and union workers held protests in downtown Chicago to raise their voice against inflations and economic woes.
The protesting march which was organized by the “Stand up Chicago” association had planned to disrupt major financial events in the city, which included the Mortgage Bankers Association conference.
Many organizers said that these marches was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement being held in New York but they also stressed that both the movements are not co-related.
According to the Chicago Police, as many as sixteen people were held on Tuesday at a protest at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago where the annual conference of the Mortgage Bankers Association was underway. The arrested lot faces charges of trespassing.
A group that works for families that are fighting for change called the Action Now said “Bank of America had not properly shuttered the foreclosed home from which the group took the furniture and garbage. Since Bank of America will not go to our neighborhoods and clean up their vacant properties, Action Now members brought the neighborhood to them,”
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