Occupy Chicago's drums go silent | Photos

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

  • Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    Occupy Chicago

Photograph: Nicole Schneider

Occupy Chicago

Yesterday when TOC photographers checked-in on the ongoing Occupy Chicago protests, things seemed to be going smoothly. Today, they seemed a bit dicey. This morning, a trash truck attempted to collect the protesters's drums and signs at the LaSalle and Jackson base. And it seems, just an hour ago, the police confiscated the protester's drums—though it is not clear on what legal grounds.


"Police have confiscated our drums! we dont have the manpower to carry our things. We need solidarity please @ Jackson and LaSalle #Occupychi"—@OccupyChicago via Twitter


This contrasts with Oakland, where last night protests turned violent, police fired tear gas and flash grenades more than 60 protesters were arrested. Occupy Oakland members cleaned up debris early in the morning.


This Saturday, November 5, there's a "family day with Occupy Chicago," 2–5:30pm in Grant Park, promising music, art and fun for the whole gang.