Thursday, March 10, 2011

Madison Wisconsin Firefighters Union President advocates for General Strike as Gov. Walker's bill passes in Wisconsin Senate

Thousands of protesters rushed to the Wisconsin State Capitol after Governor Scott Walkers budget repair bill was passed by the Wisconsin Senate after being amended slightly to allow it to pass without the quorum currently denied the Senate because 14 Democratic State Senators fled the state to Illinois.

Some protesters at the capitol were calling for a general strike, including the President of the Madison Firefighters Union, who said the strike should go, "statewide, then nationwide":

Here are some more scenes from the 3-9-11 protests at the Wisconsin Capitol: