‘Farm Aid’ to Public Employee Unions in Wisconsin

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Kadie's Journal at Democratic Underground has photos of the Wisconsin Farmers Union and Family Farm Defenders' tractorcade on Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin (pics from daylife.com). Kadie's Journal – 'Tractorcade' in Wisconsin – lots of pics. Here are some photos:

MADISON, WI – MARCH 12: "For a fourth straight Saturday, tens of thousands of protesters opposed to the controversial budget repair bill Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Friday descended on the state Capitol calling for Walker's ouster, while some are calling for a general strike." Tens of thousands of union supporters descend on Capitol for fourth straight Saturday. "Protesters were joined Saturday morning by about 40 tractors driven by farmers who circled the Capitol to show support for state employees who will lose most of their collective bargaining rights and to oppose other cuts in the budget-repair measure, including ones they fear will impact their health care coverage."

UPDATE: Overall, the rally looked to be the biggest yet, with Madison police estimating a crowd size of 85,000-100,000.

Cap Times photo

Tractor 1


Tractor 3

Cap Times article Why farmers are driving their tractors to protest at the Capitol.

Cap Times editorial today Rally Day: The farmers roll to the rescue".

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