Police said they made approximately 100 arrests before 1 am Sunday but did not provide a specific count

Those protesters who were not arrested shouted, “Take me next! Take me next!” or “We’ll be back!” AP reported.

Occupy Chicago spokesman Joshua Kaunert vowed that protesters would come back to continue their campaign.

The Occupy Chicago movement started about a month ago by activists who said they had risen to “fight corporate abuse of American democracy in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.”

The movement was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protest rallies, which began on September 17 in New York City, with protesters saying they intend to literally take over the country’s financial center until their demands are met.

The OWS took shape against the backdrop of high unemployment, which stood at 9.1 percent in August, home foreclosures and the 2008 corporate bailouts. The movement protest against corporate greed and the excessive influence of corporations on the US political system have spread to major US cities, and other countries including Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Portugal.

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