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More Civility??? Or Just Scary???

Wisconsin

Angry mob mentality with pitchforks??? Anyone????

 

Angry protesters confront a locked-out Sen. Grothman

 

Protests against Gov. Scott Walker's budget and the battle for access to the Capitol took a tense turn last night when GOP Sen. Glenn Grothman was locked out of the building and was eventually surrounded by hundreds of angry protesters, according to the Cap Times.

 

The paper reports that State Rep. Brett Hulsey, a Democrat from Madison, intervened and tried to calm the crowd.  The incident lasted 5 to 10 minutes and firefighters eventually cleared a path for Grothman and Hulsey to make their way to a side entrance to the building.

 

"This guy and I disagree on everything, but we're friends," the Cap Times quotes Hulsey as telling the demonstrators.  "This is a peaceful protest.  You need to back away."

 

Grothman downplayed the situation and told the paper he didn't think he was ever in any real danger.

 

"I really think if I had had to, I could have walked through the crowd and it would have been okay," he told the Cap Times.  "They're loud, they'll give you the finger, and they yell at you, but I really think deep down inside they're just mostly college kids having fun, just like they're having fun sleeping with their girfriends on air mattresses.  That's the guts of that crowd."

 

Here's the coverage from the Cap Times, a YouTube video (Warning: vulgar language) of the incident and some raw video from Madison.com

 

Tuesday evening, Grothman appears on MSNBC and describes the protesters as "a bunch of slobs taking up the building."

 

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/117228243.html

 

 

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