Outraged by the arrest of two nurses and a union organizer volunteering at the Occupy Chicago protest over the weekend, National Nurses United is planning a protest at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office Monday.But pictures from the event in Chicago and elsewhere where the group was protesting suggests another more subliminal story line. In this picture the Twitter stream from the National Nurses United union, the police appeared restrained and tolerant of the protestors:
The group, the nation's largest union of registered nurses, is calling on its membership in Chicago to picket City Hall on Monday morning to demand that misdemeanor trespassing charges against the nurses and all of the protesters be dropped.
The two nurses arrested were among a larger group marching with Occupy Chicago protesters and later set up a tent to provide first aid.
"It was the wrong move," RoseAnn DeMoro, the group's executive director, said Sunday. "We were there to make sure if the occupiers get harmed, they have first aid."
So what kind of "first aid" was being rendered in their tent?
Here are a few pictures from the same group's "first aid" tent in San Francisco taken from the same Twitter feed:
Hmmm. Were there donuts were in those boxes?
Shucks. Maybe not:
Well, no donuts, but there sure was plenty of splashy red nurses union propaganda available for sympathetic protestors to consume as "first aid."