CHICAGO CITY HALL SIT-IN DAY TWO: Sit-in resumes for second day after arrest threats force protesters out on night of January 4... police remove chairs forcing protesters to stand or sit on marble floor

The sit-in outside the office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel resumed shortly after 8:00 a.m. on January 5, 2012, following the end of the event by 6:00 p.m. the previous night. According to participants, Chicago police refused to allow participants in the sit-in to use City Hall washrooms after business hours ended on January 4, and protesters who said they intended to stay the night were told they would be arrested if they refused to leave the building. Anyone who left City Hall was barred from reentry.

Protesters demanding a meeting with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel set up their "Teach In" materials on the floor of the fifth floor of Chicago's City Hall at they begin the second day of the sit-in on January 5, 2012. On the evening of January 4, Chicago police told the protesters they would be arrested if they didn't leave the building. On January 5, the police immediately removed the chairs protesters had brought to the scene, forcing them to sit on the marble floor or stand. Substance photo by Marty Ritter.The resumption of the protest at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday January 5 was immediately marred by an escalation of police tactics. According to participants, police removed the chairs that protesters had brought to the fifth floor hallway, forcing participants to either sit on the floor or stand.


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