Protest at Hyatt Downtown Disrupts Convention Buses6/14/2011 5:06 PM Eastern
A protest outside the Hyatt Downtown Chicago forced the Cable Show to divert buses from that hotel, where many conventioneers are staying, the NCTA said.
An Internet search indicates the protest began at 3 p.m. local time and is directed against bank CEOs attending a meeting there. Photos on @NPJusticeLeague's Twitpic.com account showed protesters gathered outside the hotel, some holding signs saying Give Us Back Our Homes! and Give Us Back Our Jobs!
This is the second Hyatt-related disruption to afflict Cable Show 2011 attendees. As Multichannel News previously reported, the Hyatt Regency Chicago was overbooked by hundreds of rooms on Monday night. Hyatt comped the displaced one night and found them rooms at another Hyatt, outside town in Shaumburg, Ill. One company affected by that move said Hyatt transported the displaced guests by school bus Tuesday. Other hotels were said to be overbooked on Monday night too, and restaurants were hard to book.