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Riots Predicted in Chicago During NATO Summit
Rob Houglum LeadLinkMedia.com Sunday, April 22, 2012
Chicago - Residents of a Chicago condo whose building will be in the center of the NATO typhoon are being warned that they should move out for the weekend ... Or risk being besieged within by demonstrators.
FOX Chicago News was first to report Friday that the folks living in the 17-floor Library Tower building at 520 South State Street were warned in a letter from apartment management that "we are STRONGLY recommending that all residents find places to go to in the conference from May eighteen through May 21."
NATO summits often attract crowds of thousands of demonstrators. Currently, a march is scheduled on Sun., May twenty, from the Petrillo Band Shell in Grant Park past Library Tower on State Street to McCormick Place.
The apartment is hiring 2 off-duty cops to provide security ; those cops will be armed.
"In the event of a riot or the potential of one near the building, all access doors will be locked including the garage door," the letter continues. "For everyone's safety, we'll be indoctrinating anybody in the building to stay in their unit."
"I can't just leave my garage whenever I desire. They are going to be holding us hostage in here," related resident Sebrina Krielinger.
The apartment is in a busy area on State between Harrison and Congress, and residents are used to rather a lot.
"It's just pretty surprising to hear and see things will be frightful in your own home," declared resident Jeff Lunz. "I think they've got everyone's best interest in mind."
The letter also warns :
"We are strongly suggesting that you do not have any guests over during this time including dog walkers and cleaning companies."
"There will be absolutely no deliveries or moves permitted between Fri., May 18 and Monday, May 21."
"The revolving door will be locked on Friday morning."
"I'm bothered by parades and a lot of other things. I cannot get out on the day of the Thanksgiving Day parade. So that's just part of city life," declared Lunz.
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