Anti-War Activists to Mark 50th Anniversary of DNC With Protest

by Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times

The Chicago Committee Against War & Racism ( CCAWR ) held a press conference July 24 at the General John Logan Statue in Grant Park to announce an upcoming protest against war and police violence.

The Aug. 25 protest will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the now infamous 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It will take place at noon in Richard J. Daley Plaza and move through the city to the Logan Statue, the site of the most notable protest during the convention.

CCAWR recently reformed after being dormant for several years. The group previously organized the 10,000 person march on Lake Shore Drive at the start of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

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