Demonstrators at Occupy Chicago protests outside the Bank of America building and the Federal Reserve Bank on October 4.
Last night, October 10, thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago, snarling traffic as they converged at the Art Institute to protest against issues ranging from high unemployment and foreclosures to lack of school funding. The protest is one of many around the country held in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in New York City.
Pass a downtown bus stop, October 4.
“I pay more federal taxes than G.E.! (And I’m poor.)”
“I have a job — my other job is helping you keep yours!!!” and “The banks robbed us blind” — in front of Roosevelt University on Michigan Avenue.
PHOTOGRAPHS + TEXT by CARLOS JAVIER ORTIZ / facingchange.org