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Demonstrators protest planned school closings in Chicago

Demonstrators are arrested while protesting school closings, March 27, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. About 50 people were cited and released after refusing to move from a street during a show of civil disobedience. More than 1,000 demonstrators held a rally and marched through downtown to protest a plan by the city to close more than 50 elementary schools. The city claims the closings are necessary to rein in a looming $1 billion budget deficit. The closings would shift about 30,000 students to new schools and leave more than 1,000 teachers with uncertain futures.