Wisconsin Protesters Lock Their Heads To Senate Chamber Railing
“Locking one’s head to a metal railing without a key is a pretty accurate metaphor for what the public employee unions want to do to the taxpayers and union members,” says William Jacobson.
Authorities removed two protesters who locked themselves to the railing of the Senate gallery Thursday.
The action took place at a little after 12:20 p.m.
Just after 11 a.m., the protesters, one man and one woman, used U-shaped bike locks to lock their necks to the railing as part of a demonstration against Gov. Scott Walker’s budget. Along with the two who locked themselves to the railing, a group of a dozen protesters loudly chanted “Kill the bill.”
Senate President Mike Ellis (R-Neenah) gaveled the the legislative body into recess as a dozen State Patrol officers congregated in the gallery to address the situation.
To cut the locks off the two protesters — Chris French, 20, and Bridgette O’Brien, 23 — Capitol Police called on the University of Wisconsin Police Department to bring in a special cutting device.
I always wonder why these protesters think this sort of thing helps their cause. They’re protesting a law that would making public sector compensation more like the sort of compensation most taxpayers get, but from all the histrionics you’d think they were protesting a law legalizing cannibalism or something.
There’s no sense of perspective.Tags: Asshats, unions, wisconsin