UPDATE: The Saturday meetup has been canceled. Read more here.
ROGERS PARK — A men's rights group meetup planned for Saturday night will have a tuba or sousaphone player tailing them and "playing funny songs," thanks to an activist couple's Craigslist ad.
The posters, a husband-and-wife duo from the North Side who did not want to have their names used, said they were willing to offer $100 to a "sympathetic" tuba or sousaphone player for the expected 30 minute gig of following the men's group as they walk around Rogers Park and Edgewater.
A suitable brass player was found by 6 p.m. Wednesday.
In their post, the couple said they're trying to counter-protest a scheduled gathering of the men's "hate group" at the corner of Devon Avenue and North Broadway/Sheridan Road on Saturday before walking to a nearby hangout spot.
The men are part of a group that has been criticized for being misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, by local politicians and activists ahead of their planned Chicago meetup Saturday.
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