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Protest in our time, via Reuters:
Protesters march over loss of Marshall Field'sIt's not exactly 1968, is it?
Amelia James would consider it an insult to her grandmother to shop at the former Marshall Field's department store, a beloved Chicago institution renamed Macy's on Saturday to the dismay of many ardent shoppers.
The 48-year-old Chicagoan was among more than 100 people who gathered outside the landmark State Street store to protest the decision by Federated Department Stores Inc. (Charts) to swap the 154-year-old Field's name for Macy's, a department store chain best known for its flagship in New York.
Under an overcast sky, most protesters wore green - the color associated with Field's that was replaced by Macy's black - and carried signs with such slogans as "This Lady Wants Field's" and "Chicago Shops Marshall Field's."
"We understand this is an emotional time and people are passionate about the name," Macy's spokeswoman Jennifer McNamara said.