March 9, 2011

WISCONSIN: Meade on the scene at the Capitol says hundreds of protesters have gotten into the building, and security is vastly outnumbered.

UPDATE: Protesters are locking the Capitol doors shut from the inside using metal handcuffs, Meade reports from the scene. Plus this: “Meade called back to say, some of the doors are handcuffed shut and some are wide open. ‘ANYBODY CAN GET IN AND ANYBODY CAN BRING ANYTHING IN. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SECURITY WHATEVER.'”

And, from the comments: “They intend to physically keep the legislature from assembling tomorrow to vote. Mob rule… ”

Also: “I guess that this means the new civility bullshit is officially over?”

And, noting the DNC’s involvement in these protests: “Barack Obama paid for, organized, and is putting on this riot.”

MORE: Michael Moore: “This Is War.” Yeah, I guess the “new civility bullshit” is officially over. Bear that in mind as you contemplate a response. I don’t think these people realize that they are setting precedents that they may come to regret. They are as feckless in this behavior as they are in their fiscal approach. The consequences are likely to be insalubrious.

MORE STILL: An I-told-you-so from Jim Lindgren.

Plus, reader Jeff Johnson writes: “Will the governor call in the National Guard? He’s not getting any support from the police.”

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