Thousands converged on the city that works, (Chicago) over the weekend to participate in mass protests of the NATO summit. All weekend protesters were able to voice their opinions, exercising their right to free speech on everything from financial reforms to world peace.
All under the watchful eye, and restraint of the Chicago Police Department and other agencies. As was expected, there were a few heated confrontational moments between protesters and law enforcement. But it was not on the level of mass hysteria some had predicted.
Today marked the final day of NATO 2012. In fact, in spite of the traffic issues and commute inconveniences, the Summit weekend and the accompanying protests as a whole were well organized on both ends and for the most part peaceful. And the city of Chicago still stands.