Protesters to rally outside Trump Tower in Chicago

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
No confirmation for Trump visit to Chicago, protest planned
Earlier reports speculating Donald Trump may be staying in Chicago at the end of this week have not been confirmed but a protest outside Trump Tower will go on as planned.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- President-elect Donald Trump's so-called "thank-you tour" will be met with protests here in Chicago.

Demonstrators plan to rally outside Trump Tower around 5 p.m. Thursday over reports that the president-elect might visit the city.

But Chicago police said they were not planning on a visit from him. Still, that did little to change the minds of frustrated protesters.

"If he's not coming, we're going to have a celebration. We're going to send a message to the president-elect that Chicago is not a place he can come without protest," said John Beacham, ANSWER Chicago.

Chicago has been a volatile stop for Trump since before the election.

In March, he canceled a rally at the last minute - over safety concerns - when thousands of people showed up to protest.

Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be in Indiana Thursday, highlighting the decision by a manufacturer to keep 1,000 jobs in the state. Pence offered Carrier incentives to stay.