Occupy Chicago is taking part in a global day of action demanding jobs, not cuts. Activists and seniors will hold a separate rally calling for the preservation of Medicare and Social Security.
College students across the city will stage a walk out at 3 p.m. to meet up with Occupy Chicago, Stand Up! Chicago, and several other organizations for a rally for jobs at the Thompson Center at 3:30 p.m.
Some members of Stand Up! Chicago along with SEIU* Healthcare, and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare will also rally at the Thompson Center at 3:30 p.m. to "demand that Senator Richard Durbin and the Illinois Congressional delegation oppose any cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid."
UPDATE (4:28 p.m.): Progress Illinois is on the scene of the rally. Right now, protesters are linking arms on LaSalle Bridge as an demonstrative move to show the jobs that can be created by updating the nation's crumbling infrastructure. At least 47 people are on the bridge and police are warning of arrests. Follow us on Twitter @ProgressIL for our live tweets on the protest.
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