Chicago celebrated its 175th birthday Sunday to the tune of protest rants.
A small group shouted during part of the ceremony about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to close six mental health clinics in the city.
As the mayor stood beside a colorful birthday cake and the Chicago Children’s Choir, protesters yelled that the closings make it harder for people to get help and ultimately cost lives.
Emanuel quickly left the room looking mildly insulted and without responding to anyone in the group. A voice directed partygoers to the next room. “Please join us in the next room for birthday cake,” the voice said.
via NBC Chicago.
So Rahm cannot keep protesters out of a small birthday celebration. How’s he ever going to keep protesters in line during the G-8/NATO summits?