Firefighters! Bagpipes! Unions!

Rapturous cheers greet a show of solidarity from Wisconsin firefighters at the state capitol

By Andrew Leonard
Published February 18, 2011 11:47PM (EST)

It's Glenn Beck's worst nightmare -- firefighters invading government buildings in a spine-tingling display of union solidarity. Don't they know the Wisconsin protests are a Muslim Brotherhood plot to create a one-world Marxist government?

As the on-scene narrator notes -- firefighters are exempt from Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to strip collective bargaining rights from state employees, but that doesn't seem to have split union ranks in Wisconsin.

Credit for the video goes to "jessarp24."


Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. On Twitter, @koxinga21.

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