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Detained Protesters Accused Of Chicago Terror Plot [VIDEO]

Prosecutors say three men arrested in a raid on a Chicago apartment had planned to attack President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home and other targets, including police stations and police cars.

Chicago hit with protests leading up to NATO summit
Chicago hit with protests leading up to NATO summit (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The trio was arrested Wednesday in a nighttime raid in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side. They’re accused of trying to make Molotov cocktails ahead of the two-day NATO summit that starts Sunday.

Defense attorneys told a judge on Saturday that undercover police are the ones who brought the Molotov cocktails, and that their clients were entrapped.

Bond of $1.5 million was set for each defendant. They have been charged with providing material support for terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism and possession of explosives.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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