Is there a Chicagoan who doesn’t sympathize with this image of a parking meter ripped out of the sidewalk by its roots? The mid-1970s were still the age of protest in America. The Civil Rights movement and the famous Grant Park police riots at the Democratic National Convention in 1968 kicked them off. They lasted well into the 1970s with Vietnam War protests. In Uptown during that era, the protests were more likely to be about slumlords and parking tickets. Witness one person’s rage against the Man.