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Protesters Target Scott Walker Family Homestead

By    |   Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 09:07 PM

More than 100 people gathered outside Gov. Scott Walker's Wauwatosa, Wisconsin home Monday afternoon to protest his proposed budget.

Demonstrators repeated many of the chants heard at the State Capitol in Madison four years ago when Walker and Republicans in the state legislature pushed through Act 10 – legislation to close the state budget deficit which included far-reaching changes limiting collective bargaining for many public employees.

Protesters chanted: "Hey, Hey, ho, ho. Scott Walker's got to go"; "The students united, will never be defeated"; and "Students are not for sale" as they decried Walker's proposed cuts to the University of Wisconsin budget, Wauwatosa Now reported.

At Walker's home, demonstrators were blocked by Wisconsin State Patrol officers stationed in the driveway.

Shouting into a megaphone, Jennifer Epps-Addison, director of Wisconsin Jobs Now, defended the protests. While some might believe it "invasive" to demonstrate there, she said Walker's budget cuts had "invaded" Wisconsin homes.

"He brought budget cuts to all our houses, and today we brought it to his," Epps-Addison said.

Although the 15-minute-long demonstration ended at 5:25 in the afternoon, protesters declared: "We'll be back."

Gov. Walker's son, Alex, tweeted that it was his grandparents' home: "Who lives there you might ask? My grandma and grandpa. Unbelievable."

Right Wisconsin—  a conservative website founded by Charlie Sykes, a talk-show host on WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee  —  opined that the demonstration outside the house showed that anti-Walker forces had learned little from their losses to the governor, who has won three statewide elections in four years, one of them a 2012 recall election:

"Apparently the Alinskyite organizers at the various unions never quite learned that the protests of Scott Walker's private residence in 2011 and 2012 were part of the overreach that inspired backlash and the eventual Walker victory in the recall."

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