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Protesters arrested ahead of Obama visit

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A dozen protesters were arrested in Chicago ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to his hometown for a pair of fundraisers.

The protesters chained themselves together in the middle of Michigan Avenue on Wednesday. They were protesting about immigration and deportations outside of a hotel where Obama was scheduled to attend a fundraising event.

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Other protests were planned, including over environmental issues.

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