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  • Protesters walk past Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house Saturday ahead of this weekends' NATO summit in Chicago. On Sunday, the start of the two-day NATO summit, thousands of protesters are expected to march to the McCormick Place convention center, where NATO delegates will be meeting.

      Protesters walk past Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house Saturday ahead of this weekends' NATO summit in Chicago. On Sunday, the start of the two-day NATO summit, thousands of protesters are expected to march to the McCormick Place convention center, where NATO delegates will be meeting.
    Associated Press

  • A protester walks past Chicago police officers outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house Saturday.

      A protester walks past Chicago police officers outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house Saturday.
    Associated Press

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Hundreds of demonstrators chanted outside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's ahead of this weekend's NATO summit.

One protester, 57-year-old N'Dana Carter, gave a speech Saturday afternoon about cuts to mental health programs. She says the protesters were exercising their power to tell Emanuel what they want. Police with bicycles stood guard in front of the mayor's Northwest Side home, wearing helmets with face shields.

Some of the protesters sat in the middle of the street, while others climbed trees. The majority of the protesters marched to the mayor's home from a nearby park, stopping traffic on city streets along the way.

One woman carried a sign calling Emanuel a bully for closing mental health clinics and libraries.

A city spokesperson says Emanuel respects the demonstrator's First Amendment right to expression.

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