Union Protestors think that walking around like Zombies at a Special Olympics event is proper and the right venue to for a protest of Scott Walker.
[Madison, Wisc…] On Wednesday in Madison, protesters picketed and disrupted the Governor’s appearance at a Special Olympics ceremony outside the State Capitol.As the event kicked off, the University of Wisconsin marching band played and Bucky Badger danced and hammed it up with the Olympians.
Interspersed throughout the crowd were dozens of pro-union protesters.
The picketers were present throughout the event, including some holding signs with questionable language.
The horn honking was kept below normal levels, but some continued throughout the speeches by law enforcement and other dignitaries.
Then, as the Governor began to address the Special Olympians, more than a dozen protesters, dressed as Zombies, because in their eyes they are “dead” to Scott Walker, walked to the front of the crowd. They blocked the athletes’ view of the Governor in an attempt to divert attention away from the Special Olympians on onto themselves.
As did the other lawmakers at the event, Walker kept his remarks brief.
Work continues in the legislature on Governor Walker’s two-year budget proposal, and many of the protesters have returned to their “Entitletown” tent city across the street.
Wisconsin Union Protesters Disrupt Special Olympics Ceremony. “Quite aside from the unbelievable rudeness, how can the protesters be so blind about their own public relations?”
UPDATE: More here. “Coming soon, presumably: SEIU crashes Walker’s appearance at a local retirement home, then AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka shows up to heckle him as he visits the ER of a children’s hospital. Keep fightin’, guys. Don’t let any handicapped kids stand in the way of ‘income equality.’”