The Wisconsin Senate Republicans ram through anti-collective bargaining measure by removing it from the budget repair bill.
State Assembly Democrat Brett Hulsey explains to The BEAST what the hell happened:
The Assembly will vote on the measure tomorrow. As of this writing, the Capitol has been overrun by protesters. Capitol police initially let in somewhere between 500 – 600 people, and then locked the doors. But as hundreds of outraged people swarmed the Capitol, police started letting people in again.
“Whose house is this?” everyone screamed. “Our house!” they responded.
We’ll have more video and updates as things unfold.
Madtown is proper pissed off, and for good reason. Right now (10:23 pm CST) the area around the Capitol is crowded with people, honking cars and a generally tingly feeling of democracy in action. It’s history. It’s exciting. It’s slightly chaotic. And it’s not known what will happen tomorrow.
People have completely occupied the Capitol with the intention of holding their ground and having their voices heard during tomorrow’s vote.
My cameraman, Trotsky, has had his “medicine” and everything’s cool on our end. For now. Check out the video he shot:
We don’t know if sleep is in the cards tonight. It’s time to hit the streets and see what’s what.
Stay here for the latest.