Sunday, May 15, 2011

Solidarity Singalong

From our story by Mary Spicuzza:

"Nobody at the gatherings, known as the “Solidarity Singalong,” uses a microphone, but the majestic marble floors and walls amplify their voices, carrying them through every corridor.
On some days only about two dozen people show up to sing, a shadow of the thousands of protesters who regularly filled the Capitol during the height of the demonstrations against Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to dramatically limit public sector collective bargaining in February and March.

But for the last nine weeks, the devoted group has come together from noon to about 1 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays to sing out its message."

Singers gather in the Rotunda for the Solidarity Singalong at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

Eric Rambo of Madison, left, sings with others at the Solidarity Singalong at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

State Sen. Robert Wirch (D-Pleasant Prairie) shows his support of the Solidarity Singalong from a second floor balcony at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

Prentice Berge of Madison sings during the Solidarity Singalong.

Schoolchildren on a class visit to the state Capitol take in the sights and sounds of the Solidarity Singalong.
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