September 18, 2020 | News | No Comments
Led by Reverand Gregory Livingston, community activists in Chicago on Monday are vowing to shut down access roads leading to the O’Hare International Airport, one of the largest and busiest travel hubs in the United States, in order to draw attention to the city’s struggle with gun violence, racial segregation, economic inequality, government neglect, and the pervasive mismanagement—particularly of the public schools—by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Occurring on Labor Day, if the protesters are successful in shutting down or significantly curbing access to the airport, it could have major implications for travellers nationwide.
“What we’re trying to do is end the tale of two cities in Chicago,” Livingston said on Monday. “We think that so much of this violence is generated by Chicago’s legacy of segregation.”
On social media, the hashtag was being used.
Rev. Livingston also spoke with reporters near the airport on Monday morning:
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