As we looked back at the year 2011, we can’t help to look at the political climate over the year as well as the outrage that citizens had all over the country. Three months after the protests and demonstrations began in Madison, WI, I went for a walk with my friend Alyssa to check out what was happening in the middle of everything happening. Here is that post as well as the video we took.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to witness everything happening in Madison, WI in the months of February and March but when I arrived into Madison, I wanted to make sure I got the feeling of what was happening over those two months. Thankfully, my friend Alyssa was in the middle of it which made her the perfect tour guide for this video. As you watch it, keep in mind that it was the middle of winter, covered in snow with an average temperature of 26 degrees. Over those two months, there were hundreds of thousands of people with the largest protest maxing out at close to a hundred thousand people. That was the protest where the state farmers came to support and brought their tractors right up to the capital and drove around it the entire day.
Also keep in mind what this means to have a hundred thousand people in this space. Over the last five months, we have been reading and hearing about hundreds of protests in the Middle East from places like Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt, Libya and so on. The protests in Madison were as large and in some moments, larger than those. Americans will rally too and we can’t forget what we can do when we come together.
In this video there are a couple references that are made and just in case you would like to check them out, here are a few links.