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A protester is arrested in front of Chicago City Hall during a demonstration against school closures and cuts. Photograph: James Fassinger for the Guardian
Arrests at Chicago schools protest
More than 100 demonstrators taking part in mass civil disobedience were arrested in Chicago on Wednesday as several thousand people marched against the largest proposed round of school closings in recent memory.


Chicago public schools began the year with a teacher strike, and officials are bracing for another major disruption on Wednesday. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Chicago Teachers Union plans mass demonstration against school closings
Chicago is bracing itself for a large, potentially disruptive demonstration on Wednesday involving acts of mass civil disobedience against the largest proposed round of school closures in recent memory.
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The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream
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“The speech is profoundly and willfully misunderstood,” says King’s longtime friend Vincent Harding.
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