CHICAGO -- At least six people were arrested Monday after dozens of anti-war protesters rushed the downtown Chicago building that houses President Barack Obama''s national campaign headquarters, local reports said.
Members of the Catholic Worker movement, an anti-war group, had gathered outside the Obama campaign headquarters Monday to demonstrate against the war in Afghanistan ahead of the NATO summit in Chicago scheduled to occur this weekend, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Kicking off a week of "non-violent resistance to the corporate NATO agenda" that the group dubbed a "Week Without Capitalism," more than 100 demonstrators gathered by 8:30am local time.
The group attempted to enter the building but were thwarted by guards who locked the revolving doors, though some protesters were able to get into the lobby through side doors of the building, according to the paper
World leaders, including Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, will convene in Chicago for the NATO summit on May 21 and 22.