Occupy Chicago Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Religious groups and Occupy Chicago unite to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Sandra Torres
|  Monday, Jan 16, 2012  |  Updated 8:28 AM CDT
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Occupy Chicago Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

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Occupy Chicago protesters gather in Chicago's Grant Park after marching through the Loop, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Protesters are gathering in Chicago's financial district to march in solidarity with other anti-Wall Street protesters nationwide for an Iraq War veteran who was injured in clashes between protesters and police in California, as well as other issues including the nation's growing student loan debt. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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For the second day, religious and civil rights leaders will come together with Occupy Chicago to celebrate the life of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The group gathered at The People's Church of Chicago in the city's Uptown neighborhood Sunday as part of the "Occupy the Dream" movement.

U.S Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) and Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Chicago) participated in the event to show their support, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The event was the first of two organized by Occupy Wall Street across the globe, according to "Occupy the Dream."

A candlelight vigil is scheduled at 3 p.m. Monday in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago located at 230 South LaSalle St.
 

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