“Nurses to picket City Hall over arrests at Occupy Chicago protest” @ Chicago Tribune
Posted on October 24, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011 — Erin Meyer
“Outraged by the arrest of two nurses and a union organizer volunteering at the Occupy Chicago protest over the weekend, National Nurses United is planning a protest at Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s office today.
The group, the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, is calling on its membership in Chicago to picket City Hall this morning to demand that misdemeanor trespassing charges against the nurses and all of the protesters be dropped.
The two nurses arrested were among a larger group marching with Occupy Chicago protesters and later set up a tent to provide first aid.
“It was the wrong move,” RoseAnn DeMoro, the group’s executive director, said Sunday. “We were there to make sure if the occupiers get harmed, they have first aid.”
DeMoro said the nurses’ arrest will only serve to strengthen her organization’s commitment to the Occupy movement.
“The nurses are angry, and it’s made us double our resolve,” she said.”
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