With just five days to go, the protests are getting louder, with a total of 12 arrests over the past two days.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports the biggest anti-NATO march got a big boost on Tuesday, as city officials authorized setting up a stage near McCormick Place for Sunday’s protest rally during the start of the summit.
The agreement means thousands of demonstrators will not only be allowed to march to a point near where the NATO meetings will take place, they’ll also have a stage and sound system to help anti-war veterans get their message out.
A dense but very well detailed list of reasons for protest has been offered by natoprotest.org.
“The business end of the LRAD looks like a mid-sized satellite dish emits high-intensity sound in a 30-degree arc that seems to victims as if they just opened the door on a tunnel of sound as loud as 150 decibels up to 1,600 feet away from the LRAD. Noise louder than 120 decibels, which is about equivalent to a jet taking off, causes pain in the ears, according to the Toronto Star. Sustained noise louder than 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing damage according to the U.S. National Institute on Deafness. ”
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