The Wisconsin protests set to Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons

A University of Wisconsin student helps America visualize the battle in Madison -- with a bit of backup from bands

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The Wisconsin protests set to Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will unveil a new budget for Wisconsin today that will reportedly include big cuts to education and public services. As the protests in Madison wind down, we’re looking back at the spectacular showing in and around Wisconsin’s Capitol building. Matt Wisniewski, a 23-year-old college student, filmed the protests as they happened and set the action to the sound of Arcade Fire‘s “Rebellion (Lies).”

Wisconsin “Budget Repair Bill” Protest from Matt Wisniewski on Vimeo.

A few days after releasing his first video, Wisniewski released Part 2 featuring “The Cave” by Mumford and Sons.

Wisconsin “Budget Repair Bill” Protest Pt 2 from Matt Wisniewski on Vimeo.

Adam Clark Estes blogs the news for Salon. Email him at and follow him on Twitter @adamclarkestes

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