Protesters block construction site at University of Chicago

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

University of Chicago police removed protesters demanding the university open a trauma center who had chained themselves to machinery and blocked cement trucks at a university construction site Monday morning.

"It's worth getting arrested because people are dying," said Veronica Morris-Moore, one of four protesters who rushed into the work site of the hospital's new parking garage about 10 a.m. Monday.

The student and community groups are asking for medical facilities to treat the severely injured victims of car accidents and gunshot wounds.

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