Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Tell me again about these peaceful protestors


Warning, graphic language. An intern for the MacIver Institute was physically prevented from filming the protests at the Capitol today by at least one protestor. Not one of the other protestors tried to prevent the harassment of the MacIver Institute intern.


Update!  From the MacIver Institute:

As we move closer to the inevitable passage of the state budget and as the collective bargaining law dispute becomes resolved either via the Supreme Court or additional legislative action the protests are getting smaller, but much more intense.

From teacher walk-outs with their students, to doctors issuing fake sick notes, to ‘zombies’ disrupting a Special Olympics ceremony, The MacIver News Service has brought you the story from Madison, Wisconsin since the protests began in mid-February.

Tuesday afternoon we sent out an intern to gather video footage of the day’s protests. Several hundred had gathered, in public, on the steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol in anticipation of Tuesday night’s budget debate in the state assembly.  The video captures what happened after our intern answered the simple question: “Who are you with?”

Here is the raw video, with apologies for the language, but we present this, unedited.


Update!More on the incident. Screen capture from twitter on how the MacIver reporter was singled out. Remind me again about these peaceful, friendly protestors.

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