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    The Occupy protestors aren't making very many political friends these days. Protestors interupted Mayor Rahm Emanuel's remarks Monday at a news conference to announce new holiday lights in the Loop. (Published Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011)

    The Occupy protesters aren't making very many political friends these days.

    Protesters interrupted Mayor Rahm Emanuel's remarks Monday at a news conference to announce new holiday lights in the Loop.

    The boos and jeers began as soon as Emanuel was introduced, and he appeared to cut his remarks short.

    Occupy protesters had hoped early on to have an ally in the Chicago mayor, but were disappointed when he didn't intervene and allow them to set up camp in Grant Park after hours.

    Emanuel said late last month that he was bringing various groups together to discuss a permanent location for the Occupation's home base.

    Over the weekend, Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh criticized the Occupy movement, calling it "un-American" and consisting of "generally spoiled, pampered, unfocused clueless young people."