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Group gets permit for Olympic protest

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
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A group of protestors is planning a less-than warm welcome for members of the international Olympic committee.

An organization called No Games Chicago says it now has a permit to protest in Federal Plaza April 2. That's the first day of the International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission visit.

The group also wants to march to the Chicago 2016 offices in the Aon Building. It's unclear whether police will allow that to happen.

No Games Chicago represents a variety of groups with gripes about everything from affordable housing to mass transit. Leaders say money spent on the Olympics would be better invested in neighborhoods.

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