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posted: 9/11/2017 1:10 PM

Two top aldermen want to ban firearms from Chicago protests

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Chicago protesters and other participants in public assemblies would be prohibited from carrying firearms or other weapons, under a crackdown proposed last week in response to the deadly confrontation involving white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.

Two of the city council's most powerful aldermen -- Finance Chairman Edward Burke (14th) and Public Safety Committee Chairman Ariel Reboyras (30th) want Chicago to follow Boston's lead to prevent the increasing number of Chicago protests and street demonstrations from turning ugly and potentially deadly.

Burke said the city of Boston recently banned possession of guns or "anything that could be used as a weapon" from a "Free Speech" rally organized by a right-wing group last month. The rally drew only a small crowd of supporters -- but an estimated 15,000 counter-protesters -- to the Boston Commons last month.

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