A rally in Chicago — which was to feature a performance by Rage Against the Machine guitarist and political activist Tom Morello — is in trouble.
Organizers has their permit rescinded after it was announced that Morello would be there. I guess they’re expecting a ton of people will turn out for it, just to see Tom.
I don’t think they have to worry about that at all.
National Nurses United had its permit for the May 18 pulled despite having received it months earlier.
The Chicago Tribune said the city told organizers the permit was revoked “to accommodate changes to your event, including a performance by a nationally known musician and a significantly increased number of expected attendees.”
The event is now set to take place at Petrillo Music Shell, which is a much less prominent location.
Tom plans on showing up anyways: “Chicago is my hometown and the mayor is making me feel mighty unwelcome. I don’t care what they say or do, I’m coming to rock out and speak my mind. We won’t be silenced and we won’t be stopped. If (Mayor) Rahm Emanuel is so afraid of my popularity in Chicago maybe I should run against him in the next election. See you in the streets.”
National Nurses United is currently attempting to overturn the decision on the rally, which is scheduled to take place during the Chicago NATO Summit 2012.