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 iris of the NATO storm are being warned that they should move out for the weekend ... Or risk being surrounded within by demonstrators.
FOX Chicago News was first to report Friday the people 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 during the conference from May eighteen thru May 21."
NATO peaks regularly attract multitudes of thousands of objectors. Now, a march is planned on Sun., May 20, from the Petrillo Band Shell in Grant Park past Library Tower on State Street to McCormick Place.
The apartment is hiring two off-duty cops to provide security ; those cops will be armed.
"In the event of a riot or the prospects of one near the building, all access doors will be locked including the garage door," the letter continues. "For everyone's safety, we are going to be instructing anybody in the building to stay in his or her unit."
"I can't just leave my garage whenever I want. 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 quite a lot.
"It's just pretty stunning to see and hear things will be frightful in your own home," said resident Jeff Lunz. "I think they have got everybody's best interest in mind."
The letter also warns :
"We are strongly endorsing that you do not have any guests over in this time including dog hikers and cleaning companies."
"There will be no deliveries or moves permitted between Friday, May eighteen and Monday, May 21."
"The rotating door will be locked on Friday morning."
"I'm bothered by parades and lots of other things. I can't get out on the day of the Thanksgiving Day parade. So that's just part of city life," declared Lunz.
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