"‘Union Busting Is Disgusting!’ Chicago Activists Ambush Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker At Event"
Activists from Stand Up! Chicago had snuck into the audience dressed in suits and other formal attire. Five minutes into his speech,, they all stood up and began using the people’s mic — a tactic pioneered by the occupations nationwide — to voice their complaints. They also chanted “We Are The 99 Percent!” and “Union Busting Is Disgusting!” After about 30 minutes of disruption, they were escorted out. Watch it:
“Chicago doesn’t need to take any advice from Gov. Walker. What Walker did was bust unions, he cut jobs, we don’t need either of them in the city right now,” protester Leiha Edmonds told ThinkProgress. “We need things that will work for working families. Walker was here to talk to the 1 percent.”