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Watch Live From Inside The Wisconsin State Capitol As Attempts Are Made To Shut Down Protests

February 27, 2011

Watch it here.  (Site has been down since roughly 4:30 P.M.)

Protestors will be able to stay in Wisconsin State Capitol Sunday night…..the people will win this battle!

UPDATE

7:00 P.M.

fiona_bowden: RT @LegalEagle: Pointing at Fox cameras, EVERYONE is yelling “Fox News lies.” #wiunion

KatieGrady: RT @WORTnews: Speakers in rotunda announced that Ian's will be bringing pizza to the Capitol tonight #wiunion

rollingingraves: RT @micahuetricht CONFIRMED pizza embargo has been breached. Slice in my mouth right now. #wiunion

6:30 P.M.

caradox: Woot! RT @scoutprime: BREAKING-Announcement protesters can stay the night. #wiunion #solidaritywi

plcorbett: RT @motherjones: RT @PatSimmsWSJ: #wiunion. Capitol police chief expected to give update in Rotunda shortly.

edcetera: RT @LegalEagle: #reportfrominside: Just announced that Dale Schultz has decided not to support the bill. crowd goes wild.

Picture taken a few minutes ago inside Wisconsin State Capitol.

6:00 P.M.

tirayk: RT @motherjones: Well, folks, we seem to be at a stalemate right now. Cops not moving, protesters just doing their thing

khazelton: v @MikeElk Governor Scott Walker lives on Lake Mendota protests to walk across frozen lake to protest outside his house #wiunion

problembear: RT @motherjones: Still a few open tho RT @MikeElk: Police not letting protestors use bathrooms – telling them they must leave Capitol to go) #wiunion

WORTnews:
Capitol Police Chief Tubbs also confirms that they have no plans to arrest or forcibly remove peaceful protesters tonight #wiunion [via Twitter]

AmyTidd: RT @MarinaPepper: RT @legaleagle: Help spread the word, we're still here & we did not go quietly into the night,

Ivanroberson: RT @all_a_twitt_r: with both live video feeds inside Madison Capitol shut down by police, we have only cell phone, twitter and twitpic media coverage #wiunion

fishfarm74: RT @elephantsgerald: Dane County Sherriffs say will NOT arrest #wiunion who say their are expressing 1st amendment when prompted by police – spread the word

EnviroChem: RT @allysonivy: MT @MikeElk: Women sit in a knitting circle to stop arrests #wiunion http://yfrog.com/hsp09rj via

sherripark: RT @LegalEagle: Love this!!! Free coffee for those of us still outside! #wiunion http://twitgoo.com/1zznli

5;45 P.M.

MikeElk: People inside of Capitol now singing this land is our land… too many tears in my eyes #wiunion

Potty Update…..

elephantsgerald: RT @WEAC: RT @gl33p: Update: The Potty is Open! All bathrooms on the 1st floor railing level are open. 1 men, 2

rollingingraves: RT @RagingLibrulPDX: RT @jennnnie: Ian's pizza just got their biggest order ever: $3K from US Rep Keith Ellison to be delivered to #WIunion protesters @ Capitol

hannah4peace2: RT @dysolution: They are denying access to restrooms. #wiunion

rappinamyB: RT @PatSimmsWSJ: #wiunion Command spokeswoman Peg Schmidt says there will be no forcible removal of protesters from the Capitol.

micchiato: RT @MikeElk: Fmr Madison Mayor Paul Soglin inside Capitol vows to be arrested with protestors #wiunion

ryflinn: RT @micahuetricht: Firefighters, teachers and students literally hand in hand right now. Like Seattle. Totally incredible

5:30 P.M.

EmperorNorton: RT @socialgumbo: RT @millbot: There are firefighters and off duty cops on 1st flr rotunda waiting with group planning to be arrested. Awesome. #wiunion

“We Shall Overcome” being sung in the Wisconsin Statehouse.

cathysherwin: RT @evale72: Police and firefighters with us will NOT be leaving the building; in for long haul. #wiunion

thehallemander: According to CNN reporter who interviewed Police Chief “People will have to try real hard to get arrested” #wiunion

nicknicemadison: RT @LegalEagle: #reportfrominside An elderly man in wheelchair sits in an alcove on first floor #wiunion

5:00 P.M. 

The crowd is not too much smaller on the first floor of the rotunda and the drums are still being beat, but the energy of those seem determined who remain.    There may have been too many on the web site that was linked above to allow for it to keep up….but that is not confirmed.

4:30 P.M.

The site has went off the air.  Police must have moved in.

4:20 P.M.

The Whole Is Watching” is being chanted by the protesters that are assembled for the most part on the first floor. The police are standing in the middle of the rotunda on the ground floor. We all know the police are with the protesters and have been put in a tough place. The National Anthem has just broke out among the crowd.

There is a heavy police force in the building and on the lower floor of the rotunda. The first floor rotunda is filled with people.

With thousands in the Wisconsin Statehouse, and many more outside police are telling protesters to leave the building or be arrested.  Drums are being beat, and thousands are singing “Solidarity” in the Statehouse.

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Let us try to keep the State Capitol open for those who are working to make sure that Scott Walker and Company will not be able to destroy the very fabric of Wisconsin.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 27, 2011 7:26 PM

    Thanks for the Twitter feed! It gives readers an up-close look at the Wisconsin protests.

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