Wisconsin police join up with anti-Walker protesters

More than 100 police officers showed their solidarity with union protesters in defiance of Governor Scott Walker

By Peter Finocchiaro
Published February 26, 2011 7:27PM (EST)
Protesters who identified themselves as Kenosha city and county workers continue to rally as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's plane, upper left, flies away following his news conference about his budget repair bill at the Kenosha Airport in Kenosha, Wis., Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Walker called on the missing Democratic state senators, including Kenosha's Robert Wirch, to return to the Capitol. (AP Photo/The Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg) (AP)
Protesters who identified themselves as Kenosha city and county workers continue to rally as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's plane, upper left, flies away following his news conference about his budget repair bill at the Kenosha Airport in Kenosha, Wis., Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Walker called on the missing Democratic state senators, including Kenosha's Robert Wirch, to return to the Capitol. (AP Photo/The Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg) (AP)

The Wisconsin police have entered the fray at the State Capitol building in Madison -- and in dramatic fashion. More than a hundred police officers entered the Capitol today and joined up with the hundreds of protesters who have waged demonstrations in the building for a week and a half.

According to the Understory

From inside the Wisconsin State Capitol, RAN ally Ryan Harvey reports:

“Hundreds of cops have just marched into the Wisconsin state capitol building to protest the anti-Union bill, to massive applause. They now join up to 600 people who are inside.”


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