DOWNTOWN — Donald Trump may not appear in Chicago this weekend, but protesters outraged he was elected president will.
Answer Chicago, the group that organized a massive protest the night after Trump's election win, still plans to rally near Trump's riverfront tower Thursday night despite signals the president-elect is putting off his reported Chicago visit.
"Even the idea or suggestion that Trump could possibly think it's OK to stay in Chicago must be met with as large a protest as possible," the group said in a Facebook post.
News of Trump's possible stay in Chicago stirred activists to organize the protest in an attempt to rally those dismayed by his campaign victory. Trump's recent Cabinet appointments further galvanized protesters, said John Beacham, an Answer Chicago organizer.
More than 600 people say on Facebook they're going to the protest starting at 5 p.m. Thursday near the Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave. More than 2,000 others say they're interested.
"We'll be out there to resist the entire Trump program and rule by the 1 percent," Beacham said Wednesday.
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