Lawyers for Occupy Say Crackdown was Practice

Lawyers for dozens of Occupy Chicago protesters arrested in Grant Park said Wednesday that the mass arrests amounted to a “dry run” by the Emanuel administration for handling protests during the G-8 and NATO summits in May.

“This was Mayor Rahm Emanuel being Mr. Tough Guy to show the world that they could come to the G-8 and NATO,” said attorney Thomas Durkin, who represents a dozen of the 94 defendants seeking to have their cases dismissed

via Chicago Tribune.

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