Activists appeal NATO protest ruling
Activists in Chicago are appealing a city denial of their request to hold a march during the NATO Summit. Organizers are promising to file a lawsuit if the city rules against them.
FM News reporter Ryan Burrow is on the scene:
Activist Andy Thayer said Tuesday that his group is going through the system to give the city ``a chance to do the right thing.'' Thayer says a permit is important to give protesters ``safety to exercise their freedoms.'' He says he will be in streets May 20 with or without a permit. A Tuesday hearing has started on the issue.
Activists have a permit for May 19, which was the day of the G-8 summit. But the G-8 summit has been moved from Chicago to Camp David. Now activists want to change the date to coincide with NATO.