Friday, August 26, 2011

Protests take a more confrontational turn for the....?

When teachers and labor were backed up against the wall, protesters turned out by the tens of thousands against the Walker administration, peacefully. But to keep the momentum up for a possible Walker recall, or the upcoming 2012 elections, do we really need to break from our strongest bragging right?

The 1,000 strong protest at the Capitol Wednesday resulted in the arrest of 13 individuals. As reported by the Daily Kos, tensions appear to be rising between the police and protesters:

Here's WKOW 27 News:

"Segway Jeremy" has been one of the most outspoken protesters and was the first to be arrested. Maybe because he had the camera?

Twelve adults and one youth were arrested on charges of unlawful assembly, with some facing additional charges of resisting arrest and obstructing an officer, Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs said. "No, we were not expecting this," Tubbs said. "I'm extremely disappointed with the behavior of these 12 people."

Apparently Tubbs agreed to let the larger group inside to "look around" just before closing time, then pleaded with labor union rally organizers and even a local radio personality to help him urge the small group of non-compliant protesters to leave. Union organizers and the radio personality walked away without assisting Tubbs. 

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