Occupy Chicago protestors interrupt Rahm Emanuel's introduction of "Lightscape" holiday light display on State Street | Photos
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's goal was to introduce the new holiday light display on State Street, "Lightscape: A Multisensory Experience," but instead he got mic-checked by Occupy Chicago protestors. As shown in this NBC video, Emanuel's brief remarks—about the greatness of Chicago's downtown—were interrupted, though not drowned out. The protestors asked for a place to exercise their first-amendment rights (they've repeatedly asked the City for a round-the-clock location in which to protest) and called the mayor out for cuts to mental-health clinics that are called for in his recent budget. After flicking on the light display, which consists of a series of lighted poles that are supposed to look like prairie grass, Emanuel quickly wrapped up his speech and took his leave. The incongruous strains of Frank Sinatra singing State Street, that great street started up as the protestors continued to chant.