7 months have passed since the Wisconsin Uprising began in earnest against the draconian polices and austerity measures levied by the Walker administration. Tonight, over a thousand people massed at the State Capitol yet again. It is pretty clear that this movement is far from over. On Wisconsin. Read the following article by The Progressive’s Matthew Rothschild.
From The Progressive. Article by Matthew Rothschild:
“This is the people standing up saying, ‘We’re not going to take it anymore,’ ” said one of the demonstrators.
Turmoil returned to Madison, WI, on Thursday as 13 protesters ended up being arrested after refusing to leave the capitol building after another demonstration against Governor Scott Walker.
They were charged with unlawful assembly, and some also were charged with resisting arrest and obstructing an officer, said Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs.
The arrests occurred after about 1,000 people massed in front of the capitol at 5:00 p.m. to protest the fact that Walker’s cuts in take-home pay were actually taking effect today.
Bill Franks, a senior steward for AFT-Wisconsin, told those in the crowd to back their unions.
“We’re going to redemocratize Wisconsin,” Franks said, to loud applause. “The dogs of recall are on the governor’s tail. I say it’s time to release the hounds.