Patients, mental health workers, and advocates have barricaded themselves inside a South Side mental health facility... they say they are not coming out until Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses their concerns.
On April 12, 2012, Chicago police officers got into a scuffle with protestors outside the Woodlawn Clinic at 6337 South Woodlawn Avenue.
"They tried to get in and we hold up our ground," said one demonstrator.
According to a recent press release, the Northwest Clinic in Logan Square and the Northtown Clinic in Rogers Park, shut their doors last Friday. Clinics in Woodlawn, Auburn/Gresham, Back of the Yards, and Beverly/Morgan Park are scheduled to close April 30th.
A man barricaded inside the clinic told a negotiating police officer that Mayor Emanuel needs to spend less money on "boat moors and bike trails", and more money on mental health services.