PHOTOS: Scenes from the Chicago Teachers Union picket line

The events of the past days have not been limited to one age group — or even one species. Adults, children, a puppy named Mohawk, and even the odd dinosaur took part in the city-wide demonstration.

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Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) takes selfies with supporters.

Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) takes selfies with supporters as she joins striking Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 members for a speech on the picket line outside Oscar DePriest Elementary School on the West Side, Tuesday morning, Oct. 22, 2019. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

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Waves of red and picket signs have been hard to avoid these past couple of days across Chicago as the teachers union started staging their strike since Thursday, Oct. 17.

CTU educators, SEIU members and supporters throughout the city have been taking to the picket line just before dawn as the two unions go through their strike. The teachers union walked off the job after failing to reach a deal with Chicago Public Schools and Mayor Lori Lightfoot by the Oct. 16 deadline.

The teachers union announced Tuesday that it is making plans to strike through Thursday, and possibly next week.

The events of the past days have not been limited to one age group — or even one species. Adults, children, a puppy named Mohawk, and even the odd dinosaur took part in the city-wide demonstration. The CTU on Tuesday morning welcomed Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

Here are some of the best photos from across the city of the strike that started Thursday, Oct. 17:

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Elizabeth Warren joins striking Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 members for a speech on the picket line outside Oscar DePriest Elementary School.

Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

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Striking Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 members rally on the picket line outside Oscar DePriest Elementary School on the West Side, Tuesday morning, Oct. 22, 2019. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

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Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 march through the Loop after a rally, three days before the unions could walk off the job on strike, Monday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2019.| Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

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CTU strikers begin marching south on Ashland Avenue from a rally at Union Park.

Mitch Dudek/Sun-Times

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The Chicago Teachers Union marches outside CPS headquarters.

Victor Hilitski/For the Sun-Times

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With the Chicago Teachers Union on strike and schools closed across the district, Chicago Public Schools students spend their day at the McCormick YMCA Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 2019.

Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

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Chicago Public Schools teachers picket early Thursday morning at Lane Tech High School on the first day of the teacher strike on October 17, 2019.

Colin Boyle for the Chicago Sun-Times

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Mohawk, a six-year-old dog, stands with her owner, special education teacher Jessica Sherwin, as Chicago Public Schools teachers picket early Thursday morning at Lane Tech High School on the first day of the teacher strike on Thursday October 17, 2019.

Colin Boyle/For the Sun-Times

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A man on stilts participates in the teachers strike at Kenwood Academy High School.

Manny Ramos/Chicago Sun-Times

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Teachers on strike hold up sign saying “the schools we need, not LaSalle Street greed,” on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times

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Teachers gather outside CPS headquarters for a march and rally.

Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times

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From left, Dance Teacher Allison Greene, Visual Arts teacher Lucila Saldana-Olazaba and Teacher’s Assistant Nacy Pailla outside Sawyer Elementary School Thursday morning on the first day of the Chicago teacher strike.

Rick Majewski/Chicago Sun-Times

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Striking teachers doing their thing to get attention on Thursday, October 17, outside Gray Elementary School on the Northwest Side.

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