Riots Predicted in Chicago During NATO Summit
Rob Houglum LeadLinkMedia.com Sunday, April 22, 2012
Chicago - People living in a Chicago apartment whose building will be in the eye of the NATO hurricane are being warned that they should move out for the weekend ... Or risk being trapped within by rioters.
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 endorsing that all residents find places in which to stay during the conference from May eighteen thru May 21."
NATO peaks regularly attract multitudes of thousands of demonstrators. Currently, 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 condo is hiring 2 off-duty coppers to provide security ; those cops will be armed.
"In the event of a riot or the potential 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 indoctrinating anyone in the building to remain in their unit."
"I can't just leave my garage every Time I desire. They are going to be holding us hostage in here," said resident Sebrina Krielinger.
The condo is in a busy area on State between Harrison and Congress, and residents are used to rather a lot.
"It's just pretty shocking to hear and see things are going to be frightful in your own home," claimed resident Jeff Lunz. "I think they have got everybody's best interest in mind."
The letter also warns :
"We are strongly endorsing that you don't have any guests over in this time including dog hikers and cleaning companies."
"There will be no deliveries or moves authorized between Fri., May eighteen and Monday, May 21."
"The revolving door will be locked on Friday morning."
"I'm inconvenienced by parades and a lot of other things. I can't get out on the day of the Thanksgiving Day parade. So that's just a part of town life," said Lunz.
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