You thought perhaps we had moved-on from #Occupy.From the Washington Post:
Heck no! Just wait for the G-8 and NATO summits in Chicago, May 19-21.
The summits overlap Chicago Craft Beer Week, May 17-27.
How fun is this going to be? Mayor Emanuel, #Occupy folks and beer?
In the meantime here's what's occupying my #Occupy in-box....
The White House abruptly announced Monday that it had scuttled plans to hold the upcoming G-8 economic summit in Chicago, and would instead host world leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland.From CBS Chicago:
It was an unusually late location change for a large and highly scripted international summit and came with little explanation from the White House. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel — the former White House chief of staff who personally lobbied President Barack Obama to hold the summit in Chicago — was informed only hours before the official announcement....MORE
...The decision came as a surprise to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who was praising city’s plans to host the G8 summit as recently as Monday morning, when asked about downtown businesses preparing for the possibility of having to board up windows if expected G8 protests were to turn violent.The not insulted lie is in this post:
“I think this is a unique opportunity for Chicago to showcase itself to the world, and the world to see the city of Chicago. I think our police department is highly trained, very professional, with the right leadership,” he said.
The mayor also praised the city’s handling of multiple protests by “Occupy Chicago” activists last year, noting Chicago did not see violent clashes with police that happened in other protests by the Occupy movement....
Questions Swirl About Decision To Move G8 Summit