By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday January 18, 2012
Two ordinances drawn up for controlling protests and maintaining security in the city of Chicago during upcoming NATO/G8 meetings passed through the Chicago City Council today.
The ordinances, which organizers from Occupy Chicago and the Coalition Against the NATO/G8 (CANG8) call “sit down and shut up” ordinances, were proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and were met with some opposition that led to revisions. But today they passed with only a handful of aldermen voting against the ordinances.
A joint statement released by Occupy Chicago and CANG8 reads:
At 12:30 today, Rahm Emanuel officiated over the death of the Bill of Rights in the City Council chambers.
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