The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) brought thousands of teachers, students, and their allies into the streets yesterday to protest the school closures. Progress Illinois filmed the march. Watch it:
The demonstrated culminated in an act of civil disobedience where 127 people were cited for sitting down and blocking public streets. “So lemme tell you what youa��re gonna do. On the first day of school, you show up at your real school! You show up at your real school! Dona��t let these people take your schools!” said CTU president Karen Lewis at the rally, in a sign that there is further civil disobedience to come.