One by one, they threw their medals toward the generals and statesmen behind the high barricades surrounding the NATO Summit in Chicago.
Except for one grandmother, the rest of the 20 or so women who patrol the streets around Davis Elementary School here every weekday are in their 20s and 30s.
U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars threw their medals towards the site of the NATO Summit May 20 in what was called the most dramatic antiwar action by ex-GIs since Vietnam.
The event and its guitar-shredding conclusion saw nurses and workers of all ages and ethnicities, and from all walks of life, joining together and cheering Morello's encouraging words.
Thousands rallied and marched peacefully in downtown Chicago Saturday in the biggest protests so far against NATO, the relic of the cold war holding a May 20-21 summit here.
CHICAGO - In the lead up to anti-NATO protests, immigrant rights activists marched on the Immigration Court here May 15 to demand a halt to detentions and deportations of undocumented immigrants and their families.