The NATO Summit is more than a week away and Occupy Chicago will hit the city’s streets on Friday to start their 10 days of protests. Activists named Boeing, Co. as one of their main targets during the summit. In a Thursday news conference, organizers announced plans to shut down Boeing’s corporate headquarters in the Loop on May 21.
John Dern, a spokesman for Boeing, said while he hopes the protests remain peaceful and lawful, the company will take the appropriate security measures to keep all of its employees safe. In addition, he said Boeing is proud of the work it does to protect the men and women serving in the armed forces.