Saturday, February 19, 2011
What democracy looks like (times 70,000+)
And it's not like your typical short network news montage headlined "State of Chaos" (NBC Evening News tonight) and giving the pro-union demonstrators and the Tea Party counter-protesters equal time, even though there were 70,000+ of the former and maybe 2,000 of the latter at best.
I haven't been shooting much video at the rallies, since there are so many people there who have better equipment and a lot more experience. (Like Matt Wisniewski.) But I couldn't resist trying to document this moment, if ever so briefly. It was unbelievably moving to watch tens of thousands of Americans, an endless stream of people completely surrounding the Capitol Square, demonstrating their conviction about fairness, labor rights and democracy.
If Scott Walker couldn't hear them, he isn't listening!