Reportback from massive pro-Wisconsin/pro union rally in Dupont Circle
On Feb 26, enough protesters to fill most of Dupont Circle to packed-crowd, standing room only descended on the circle for a rally to condemn Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for trying to abolish public employee unions.
One speaker (on the audio and featured in the upcoming video) invoked the upcoming DC fight at Washington Hospital Center as a local example of the same fight.
When a march from the Dupont Circle rally arrived at the White House, protesters supporting Yemen, Libya, and Bahrain. Some of them carried signs giving dictator’s names with lines all the way or partway through them, depending on the status of the fight on each country. Someone from the union rally in turn had a sign adding Gov Walker’s name and Scott Boehner’s names to the list of Mideast tyrants that started with Ben Ali and Mubarak. There was a lot of cheering and mutual support between the two rallies.
Lasty, there are calls for a general strike in Wisconsin if Scott Walker manages to ram his anti-union bill through. If this occurs and strikers demand that Gov Scott Walker resign as a condition of ending the strike, then Wisconsin will truly be America’s Egypt or at least it’s Tunisia.