Protests have been ongoing throughout the weekend, and last week police arrested three protesters and charged them with formulating a terrorism plot.
The three had allegedly planned to attack President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home, and other targets, according to the mainstream media’s company line.
The three were taken into custody on Wednesday in a nighttime raid in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side. They’re accused of attempting to create Molotov cocktails ahead of the 2-day NATO summit that starts tomorrow (Sunday).
Defense attorneys, however, told the judge presiding over the case today that the undercover police are the ones who brought the Molotov cocktails, and that their clients were entrapped and framed.
Bond of $1.5 million has been set for each defendant.
They have been charged with providing material support for terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism, and possession of explosives.
It will be very interesting to see how this plays out.
- 3 charged with terror conspiracy ahead of NATO summit (tbo.com)
- Activists in Chicago protest terror charges (mysanantonio.com)
- Detained Protesters Accused of Chicago Terror Plot (kstp.com)
- Three anti-NATO protesters face terrorism charges – Reuters (reuters.com)