Less than one week before the NATO Summit begins, eight protesters were arrested Monday, May 14, 2012, at Chicago's Prudential Plaza.
The US police have arrested eight anti-NATO protesters outside the campaign headquarters of US President Barack Obama in Chicago.
The protesters were detained on Monday morning after they tried to enter the Prudential Building to take their message directly to Obama's campaign headquarters.
The protesters were arrested for refusing to leave the building.
A group called Catholic Workers organized the rally, saying they want less money spent on war and more to help the poor.
Organizers called this week the "Week Without Capitalism" in protest at the next Sunday and Monday's NATO summit.
"We are people of faith, and we want an end to war, and we believe that NATO -- which is meeting here in the coming week -- is fomenting war, and creating new wars," one of the protesters said.
The NATO summit is scheduled for May 20 and 21.
Tens of thousands of anti-war demonstrators are expected to gather in Chicago to protest the summit.
Chicago police have reportedly spent USD 1 million on riot-control equipment in the last few months to control the peaceful demonstrations.