The City of Chicago denied a parade permit for the Coalition Against NATO/G8 to protest the NATO summit -- after granting a permit to the very same group to march against the now relocated G8 summit. The parade application was more or less the same as the one the city approved for a Saturday, May 19 protest against the G8 summit, which will now happen at Camp David, not in Chicago.
But the Chicago Department of Transportation says that are not enough police to both regulate traffic and protect lawful protesters for a Sunday, May 20 NATO protest. The city proposed an alternative route, where the parade would start at Grant Park, instead of Daley Plaza. The Coalition Against NATO/G8 rejected the proposal, but is open to negotiating an alternative route with the city.