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Associated Press - June 24, 2007 3:13 AM ET

CHICAGO (AP) - Jesse Jackson has been arrested at an anti-gun protest in suburban Chicago.

Jackson and other community activists have held several protests in the last month at Chuck's Gun Shop in Riverdale, Illinois. They contend the gun shop's close proximity to Chicago provides gang members and criminals easy access to firearms.

Police were called Saturday afternoon amid complaints that demonstrators were blocking the store's entrance.

A police statement says Jackson and a Catholic priest from Chicago's South Side are charged with criminal trespass after refusing requests to move away from entrance.

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