Wisconsin protesters storm Washington

A Republican fundraising event gets an unwanted surprise: Boisterous solidarity for embattled public sector workers

By Andrew Leonard
Published March 17, 2011 4:17AM (EDT)

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may have won the first round of his battle against public sector unions, but judging by the energy visible in this video, the war is a long way from over. On Wednesday, hundreds of protesters crashed a fundraising event for the Wisconsin Republican Party in Washington D.C. A Salon videographer caught the action.

My favorite part: an interview with two Wisconsin high school girls, one of whom flashes a bright smile through her braces as she proudly notes that she's already participated in "around 30" protests so far.

Andrew Leonard

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

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