Protest & Concert! (Day 8)

It's been over a week since we've been marching on Capitol Square, and the massive continue to pile. Saturday was a huge day with 100,000 protestors on the square.

Sunday brought some colder weather, and the Capitol grounds are looking bear from the outside. But the entire is going just as strong as it has all last week. Today's weather was just as bad, but it brought a well needed energetic boost with a supportive concert courtey of Tom Morello of Rage against the Machine.

The concert started off with several speakers whipping the crowd into a frenzy for about 45 minutes. Tom Morello took the stage and stating why he throws his support behind the unions of Wisconsin. And then a bunch of musicians took the stage and started singing. After 45 minutes of acoustic guitar cover songs, we had had enough, and left.

Actually, I did enjoy the Street Dogs' first song. The Street Dogs are a band with lead singer Mike McColgan, who used to be the lead singer of Dropkick Murphy. Their first song was something they wrote specifically for the event, and had the same Irish enthusiasm you'd expect from the Dropkick Murphys. It was called "Up for unions" or something like that.

Anyways, we left for the Capitol. Most of the people were at the concert, but there were still a bunch of people fighting the good fight.

Tomorrow is a big day, as they plan on actually voting for the bill, or passing through some legislative parts of it, or something. At some point, security is going to lock the doors, and refuse people from entering. Rumor has it that they plan on sealing the entrances throughout the day tomorrow, so lots of people, including many fire fighters, and huddling up in there now, and staying the course.

Good luck! We'll see what tomorrow brings!

Additionally, here's a couple photos of the Capitol I have taken over the past two weeks:

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