Saturday, October 15, 2011
Follow Patch in real time as we cover the "Occupy Milwaukee" protests in downtown Milwaukee — and tell us what you think of the demonstrations.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
On Saturday, the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations are coming to Milwaukee, with an "Occupy Milwaukee" rally at 11 a.m. at Zeidler Park and a 12:30 p.m. protest at the Chase Bank building on Wisconsin Avenue. The Patch team will be there for both events and will continually update this blog with what's happening...but we want to hear from you as well. Post comments throughout the day in the box below — there's no need to register or log in. Just tell us what you have to say.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
If you are planning to attend Saturday's rally and protest in downtown Milwaukee, share your insights with Patch.
The "Occupy Wall Street" movement defined by protests against the financial elite throughout the country is coming to Milwaukee on Saturday, and Patch is looking to connect with local people who plan to attend. Occupy Milwaukee is Saturday, with an 11 a.m. rally at Zeidler Park and a 12:30 p.m. protest at the Chase Bank building on Wisconsin Avenue. The group has a Facebook page and Twitter account, and WISN reports the group is already meeting with police to avoid some of the problems that have taken place elsewhere. More than 100 people were arrested in Boston, reports the Washington Post, and about 700 were arrested earlier this month in New York, says the Daily News. Are you planning to attend Saturday's rally and/or protest? We want …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Labor and advocacy groups meet early in effort to get word out to those working during hearing process.
The public's input on Gov. Scott Walker's proposed biennial budget continued Monday as the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee came to Milwaukee for an eight-hour listening session at State Fair Park. The hearing was scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but opponents of the budget, upset that the session is being held during working hours, were doing their best to extend the time frame from dawn to dusk. Scheduling their own press conference for 7 a.m. outside the Expo Center, where the hearing is taking place, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO and other groups sought to get a jump on the powerful finance committee. It did not take long for tempers to flare, as 7 a.m. came and went with many of the scheduled speakers unable…
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Alternate entrance to Capitol is heavily guarded.
State Rep. Dan Knodl was sent to the Risser Building across the street from the State Capitol, in order to enter the Capitol through an underground tunnel. When he arrived at that entrace, this video captured police in riot gear standing guard. Patch's Jim Price reports that demonstrators are being forcibly removed from the Capitol.