Protesters form ‘human chain’ to call for moratorium on deportation

Protesters blocked traffic in front of the Hilton Chicago until 10:15 a.m. Another immigration rally is scheduled to be held in front of the hotel at 4:30 p.m. Photo by Tyler Stabile

Protesters blocked traffic in front of the Hilton Chicago until 10:15 a.m. Another immigration rally is scheduled to be held in front of the hotel at 4:30 p.m. Photo by Tyler Stabile

Protestors disrupted morning rush-hour traffic in front of the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., on May 29. Calling on President Barack Obama to stop deportations while Congress seeks reform, 12 protestors used plastic pipes to make a “human chain” and positioned themselves around a banner that read “400: Not1More Deportation.” The president is scheduled to speak at the hotel this evening as part of a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraising event.

[Photos by Tyler Stabile]

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