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Peaceful citizens illegally barred from entering the Wisconsin Capitol building while Governor Walker announces his budget | by Jessie Reeder
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Peaceful citizens illegally barred from entering the Wisconsin Capitol building while Governor Walker announces his budget

March 1, 2011. Governor Walker bars protestors from entering the Capitol building, which is in violation of the state constitution. Meanwhile, a bunch of his supporters mysteriously manage to get inside. With hundreds protesting outside, and a handful applauding inside, Walker delivered his new state budget, which will brutally slash K-12 public school funding, end recycling, gut the universities, and much more. All while maintaining huge tax breaks for the wealthy and for corporations.

 

It was an ugly day for democracy.

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Taken on March 1, 2011