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Mayor Rahm Emanuel was forced off the stage at a budget hearing
Wednesday night by protesters angry over the closing of a Chicago high
Halfway through a public budget hearing, protesters began chanting and then a handful jumped up on the stage with Emanuel, according to The Chicago Tribune. Emanuel's security quickly surrounded him and then escorted him backstage. They later canceled the hearing.
Protesters have been on a hunger strike for 17 days trying to keep open Dyett High School in Chicago.
City Hall reporter Bill Ruthhart tweeted the scene from the room
Wednesday night, "Demonstrators continue to take over the room at Mayor
Rahm Emanuel's budget hearing. Emanuel remains backstage."
A call for comment to Emanuel's press office was not immediately returned Wednesday night.