Some photos from a recent protest/rally on the 5th of November (hence the Guy Fawkes masks, among other masks). I was downtown for the morning and stumbled upon these guys and gals protesting in the Federal Plaza. I grabbed my camera from my bag and started documenting the group, following them around and speaking with them for a few hours. The group was part of the "Million Mask March" that took place nationwide on November 5th, protesting government corruption, NSA spying, police brutality, and several other current event issues. And while I don't agree with everything they were saying, it was good to see people exercising their first amendment rights and speaking up for what they believe in.
More photos from the morning can be found in a gallery here: http://matttreager.com/million-mask-march-chicago/