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Seniors block busy Chicago street to protest cuts to social programs - 911truth.org

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Seniors block busy Chicago street to protest cuts to social programs
What is this? I thought the System wasn't working only for dirty, stoned hippies too lazy to get a job? ... These don't look like hippies to me!
– Ed.

By Eric W. Dolan
November 7, 2011
RawStory.com


Chicago police on Monday issued citations to 43 senior citizens and their supporters who linked arms to block an intersection near the city's financial district.

The action was part of a protest against proposed cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other benefits.

The Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC), their supporters and "Occupy Chicago" began the demonstration with a rally outside the office of Illinois Sens. Mark Kirk (R) and Dick Durbin (D). The group, which organizers claimed was nearly 1,500-strong, then marched to the Federal Plaza.

Traffic at the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Clark Street was blocked for about an hour, according to the Chicago Tribune.

"At every level of society, Americans are under attack," said Karen Bocker, an "Occupy Chicago" participant and grandmother of four.

"When the economy tanks, social programs are cut, not corporate tax breaks. We are under attack, and frankly, I'm tired of it. The very people who are hurt most from cuts to social services -- services that our tax money are supposed to guarantee -- are those who can least afford it."

The protesters were joined by Durbin, and Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D), Danny Davis (D), and Mike Quigley (D) in the morning.

Watch video, courtesy of independent YouTube reporter John Sheehan, below:

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