New Rules In Madison Ban Signs, Outbursts, Blankets, Crockpots. Tractors Are (Hopefully) Exempt.

by
Abby Zimet

Wisconsin protesters were deemed so peaceable that law enforcement officials thanked them for "their collective demeanor," and so significant that the Historical Society preserved signs and banners before officials removed them. Still, higher-ups have seen fit to issue strict new library-like Capitol rules to prevent a repeat of the rowdiness. No clapping, leaning, cameras, books, pillows, noisemakers, massage chairs, animals (?) or much of anything else. Despite their best efforts, people are still coming: Farmers bring their tractors and solidarity Saturday in a tractorcade organized by three statewide groups. For now, a stirring slideshow of the drama to date.

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.

Share This Article

More in: