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BREAKING: Trauma center activists protest University fundraiser downtown

The nine activists who were linked in lockboxes have been arrested by CPD.

Trauma center activists have gathered downtown near the entrance to a University fundraising event today at approximately 5:30 p.m. The activists have blocked traffic on Michigan Avenue and Chicago Police officers have begun making arrests. All nine of the activists who were linked in lockboxes have been arrested by CPD.

Editors’ Note: One of the nine arrested protesters is an outgoing co-editor-in-chief of The Chicago Maroon. She has had no editorial involvement in The Maroon‘s coverage of this event.

This is a developing story and the article will be updated as more information becomes available. Last updated on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:36 p.m.

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