Around 100 screaming leftists stormed the Wisconsin State Capitol tonight. They were flashing peace signs and screaming “This is what democracy looks like!” as they stormed the building. It wasn’t the first time. A Wisconsin State Patrol officer grabs a protestor trying to storm the Assembly chamber at the Wisconsin Capitol building in Madison, Wis., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. (AP) JS Online reported, via Ann Althouse:
A group of perhaps one hundred protesters has entered the previously restricted and quiet Capitol and is now chanting, “Our house, our house.” David Noyce of Madison said that he entered the building with the demonstrators after someone let them in and that a policeman flashed him a thumbs up as he entered. The protesters entered just as Gov. Scott Walker was about to start a news conference in a separate room of the building. “It’s about time,” Noyce said, when told that a Dane County judge would be issuing an order to open the Capitol. The protesters have been stopped by phalanx of police on the ground floor of the west wing and prevented from reaching the rotunda and joining the separate group of protesters who have been spending the night in the Capitol. Both groups of demonstrators are chanting slogans over the police such as “This is what democracy looks like,” “Shame!” and “We want Walker!” Others are making a peace sign with their fingers.
Of course, the state-run media is not carrying this story.
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Authorities found live ammo on the capitol grounds earlier today.
UPDATE: Several protesters left the capitol today on Day 17.