On Saturday, May 19th, activists who came to Chicago to protest the NATO summit held over the weekend headed to the city’s north side in a show of solidarity with local activists fighting to save six neighborhood mental health clinics already closed or slated for closure. Thousands gathered in Horner Park, gave speeches and shared stories as to why they feel keeping open neighborhood clinics takes precedence over hosting a summit for NATO.
Soon after, they took their fight directly to Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel’s front door step. After marching through the streets of the north side of the city, they sat down in front of his house, giving more speeches and sharing stories while a small group of police on bicycles stood stoically in front of the mayor’s house.
(All photos by Aaron Cynic unless otherwise noted)