Skip to comments.(Madison, WI) Protests more aggressive than usual; police barriers broken down
Posted on 03/10/2011 2:49:35 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Updated Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:46:18 a.m.
After learning the state Senate passed the collective bargaining portion of the budget repair bill without the 14 missing Democrats, the Capitol erupted Wednesday evening as protesters flooded the closed building against a court order.
The hearings where the Senate passed the bill lasted less than a half hour, prompting the building to officially close around 6:30 p.m. Protesters outside chanted in frustration, Let us in.
...DOA spokesperson Tim Donovan said law enforcement officers attempted to prevent forced entry from happening but were unable to because of the large volume of people.
Were disappointed that people who have been very cooperative over the past three weeks were not cooperative tonight and entered the building against the court order, Donovan said.
Madison resident John Severa held a State Street entrance door open for an hour and said people inside the building rushed to the entrance to push the doors open for protesters outside.
Police responded shortly after to try to barricade the door, but their attempts were unsuccessful. After several minutes, police retreated while protesters cheered.
I know police dont want to be violent, Madison resident Josh Olson said. But tonight [the police were violent], and it was upsetting and disturbing.
Olson said the decision to open the doors had very little coordination. He also claimed he was punched in the shoulder by an officer aggressively trying to stop the rush of people.
Once people started coming in there was nothing police could do, Olson said. This is our house.
Donovan said protesters also entered the building by jumping through windows. He said he was unsure if windows were broken because of conflicting information from several credible sources...........
(Excerpt) Read more at badgerherald.com ...
Or not. What a bunch of clowns. Keep parading folks. The lesson isn't being lost on taxpayers.
“DOA spokesperson Tim Donovan said law enforcement officers attempted to prevent forced entry from happening but were unable to because of the large volume of people.”
YGTBSM. What wussies. Wisconsin, grow some ‘stones.’
Workers World: Peoples rebellion grows
[excerpt] A major rally organized by the Wisconsin AFL-CIO is scheduled for March 12. State mobilizing for this includes farmers who will drive their tractors to Madison. The day before students from Milwaukees Riverside High School and other schools will begin an 80-mile walk to Madison at 6 a.m., which is scheduled to arrive at the Capitol the next day for the rally.
The atmosphere in Madison is one of determination and unity, with signs of support in the windows of shops, restaurants and cafes. The blackboard in Ians Pizza lists all the many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas whose people ordered pizza for the students and workers who took part in the occupation. Donations are coming in from all 50 U.S. states. Solidarity statements are pouring in to local unions, federations, students and community organizations.
Whats the next step? Discussions include reoccupying the Capitol building and/or a general strike. Many groups, including Bail Out the People Movement, got a good reception to leaflets supporting the latter. At the March 6 rally, state president of the Firefighters union Mahlon Mitchell who participated in the 18-day Capitol occupation got the crowd motivated with the chant: You go, we go!
For updates and information, go to www.wisaflcio.org, www.wisaflcio.typepad.com and www.bailoutpeople.org.
Lots of college punks from UW and union thugs in the crowd pics I’ve seen.
I love seeing these union sorts implode....stay safe CW !
SUPPORT GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER!!!
Office of Governor Scott Walker
115 East Capitol
Madison WI 53702
Sen. Scott Fitzgerald
Room 211 South
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882
Jeff Fitzgerald, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker
Room 211 West
P.O. Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708
Slackers of the world, unite! Throw off your cushy government jobs!
“The blackboard in Ians Pizza lists all the many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas whose people ordered pizza for the students and workers who took part in the occupation.”
So perhaps the students and workers should try to get their financial support from African nations or maybe South and Central America. Or better yet, maybe they can seek for asylum there.
“Donations are coming in from all 50 U.S. states.”
Well, good. Then maybe they will have the means to pay for the damages they have caused.
Enough of these communist punks...where is the National Guard?
The Tea Party is law abiding and picks up their trash but are called out as uncivil and racist by the msm.
The double standard is as obvious as a Rob Schiller on NPR’s face.
High school students walking 80 miles? NFW.
They probably start out walking (throwing kisses to mom and dad and their teachers) and then the buses drive the students to Madison, where they are let out to walk to the capital Sat morning.
I’m sure the ignorant Riverside Milwaukee student’s grades will benefit from, the more than likely, extra credit they will earn protesting with the AFL-CIO.
...and it is wearing a little thin...
The only thing I detest more than public employee unions is the decision of the oligarchs to rule by dictate (Obama). We need people passing up American Idol to take over statehouses to press the point that we aren’t going to lay down and be run over and (unfortunately) this is the first instance we get. Its kinda like seeing your ex-wife driving your new Porsche off a cliff. Exhilarating, with a tremendous sense of loss.
The protestors are evil people who flaunt democracy unless it goes THEIR way! Then it is not democracy, is it?
I see plenty of ‘baton-bait’ in that picture...of course; since they are acting like spoiled brats; maybe we should send the National Guard in to drop their pants and give them the ass-tanning their parents should have given them LONG ago...
If this thing gets much uglier, Obama will be able to kiss his 2012 election hopes goodbye.
If the police won't do their job, and the governor won't call out the national guard to remove these layabouts from the capitol, then it's up to the taxpayers to counter-protest. When the slackers attack the taxpayers, the governor will have to call out the national guard.
Thank you BUMP
Oh, the POLICE were “violent” while trying to stop the smelly masses from storming a government building after business hours. The horror, the horror.
But will they be able to read the signs that the union thugs hand out to them?
” If this thing gets much uglier, Obama will be able to kiss his 2012 election hopes goodbye. “
Things won’t have to get a whole lot uglier before we can kiss elections, as an institution, goodbye...
There are more butch women and poor hygeine in that picture than I care to take on with any single viewing...
If a few do it you arrest them and prosecute them, if many do it you get "disappointed."
Let's remember that, folks. :)
I think that “look” is intentional.
They want to appear as threatening as they can to intimidate.
Plus I imagine some are mentally unstable.
That’s exactly what they want — a forcible, bloody clearing of the Capitol, so they can wave the bloody shirt of martyrdom even if it’s only a few scrapes and bruises. They want a huge show of force against them, to prove that the Governor is a butcher and tyrant.
The authorities need to clear the place but without creating “martyrs.” Very hard to do when the protestors are whiney little babies.
They WANT Egypt
They WANT to inspire rage across the country
They WANT to please Obama
We got thru Kent State. We cannot allow these thugs to trash one of out State Capitols like this...if the police won’t haul them off; the NG can do it. They don’t have to split any skulls.
OMG!!! What a crowd of looosers!!!!!
Don’t the floors need cleaning again, they should just be moved into the cold...
LOL!!!! Baton Bait..hehehehehe
Yep I think its his goal, mass chaos, martial law, suspension of elections..
Part of the reason so many protestors UW Madison has no classes this week - Spring Recess Classes Resume March 21, 2011. Just great/sarc
Walker should announce that any damage to the Capitol building will be repaired with monies that would have otherwise gone to the police department.
“But will they be able to read the signs that the union thugs hand out to them?”
32% will be able to.
Sucks to run out of other people’s money, commies!
So far it’s 3 to 1 in FAVOR of the thugs on the comments there against the lone voice of reason so far, “Mark.”........
Mark 1 hour ago
Jail the greedy scofflaws. They’re anti-democracy anyway. Imagine, a union to blackmail taxpayers into funding greedy public servant damands? I don’t think so. It’s time to rescind all laws authorizing public employee unions. They are an affront, an insult to the notion of public service. They’re more like a lawless gang of robbers.
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Party Animal IV 37 minutes ago in reply to Mark
This corporate fascist Walker has been caught telling lies time and time again, and with another week has broken yet more laws in his assault against America’s democracy. The only lawless gang of robbers involved are the corporate fascists who realize the public is increasingly growing wise to their true intent, and are now desperately grabbing for power before they are all fully exposed. If by “greedy public servant” you mean firefighters, 9-11 first responders, school teachers, and police, then you have taken on an un-winnable political battle that is clearly against the public sentiment by a wide margin.
Name 1 hour ago in reply to Mark
You’re a moron and an immoral person, Mark. Good job.
zzpat 21 minutes ago
They said it was about the budget. The media fell for their lies. Now their lies have been exposed. Will the media now call the governor and his stooges liars? If they don’t, they’re hopelessly naive and incompetent.
This governor, like so many other republican governors are cutting spending on education, the mentally ill, housing for the poor and just about everything that government can do to help people in need. Then they’re giving that money to businesses and rich people. If you can find the morality in what they’re doing, you’ve been watching too much fox news.
If there’s ONE moral republican left in Wisconsin, let him prove it by denouncing what his party has done.
Finally, the people must not allow the criminals in the House to enter the building and pretend to do the people’s business, when we all know they’re working for the Koch brothers.
Government of, by and for the Koch brothers shall perish.
Whitaker Chambers laid out this strategy that the communists use in his book decades ago,Create chaos,then come riding in on your White Horse and say I have the solution,that’s the great black HOPE in the White Hut.
This is just the beginning folks,its going to get a LOT worse
Americans are getting the REAL DEAL re: the LIEberal/Socialist/Marxist/Fascist Bastards who would destroy this wonderful country.
These insane demonstrations in Wisconsin and elsewhere may be the tipping point to a wholesale change in the way we do political business in America.
I am hoping that the outcome is that Real Americans wake up and take our country back in 2012.
I can see 2012 FRom here!
WAKE UP AMERICA!
IT IS TIME TO THROW OUT THE TRASH!
Shocking. Not the protest - I didn’t think anyone still owned or wore acid-wash denim jackets.