Protesters march through streets after rally ends
(The Associated Press, minutes ago)
Hundreds of protesters are marching through the streets of Chicago, chanting slogans and taunting police.
Activists left an earlier rally that drew thousands to Daley Plaza, where a national nurses' union called for a "Robin Hood" tax on banks' financial transactions. Chicago police arrested at least one demonstrator as the nurses' rally broke up. About a dozen police officers, some wearing riot gear, surrounded the protesters.
Police are following the breakaway marchers on bicycles and are blocking some streets with horses.
Nurses were joined by members of the Occupy movement, as well as anti-war activists, veterans, union members and others.
Friday's protests are considered a prelude to a much larger protest expected Sunday, when the two-day NATO summit begins in Chicago.
Three protesters at the NATO summit in Chicago have been charged with terrorism conspiracy stemming from allegations that they planned to make Molotov cocktails, police said. ... Stoppa identified the men charged as 20-year-old Brian Church, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 24-year-old Jared Chase, of Keene, N.H.; and 24-year-old Brent Vincent Betterly, of Oakland Park, Mass. ... "It's outrageous for the city to apply terrorism charges when it's the police who have been terrorizing activists and threatening their right to protest." More