Raucous After Walker’s Refusal to Budge, Wisconsin Protesters Shake Hands with Police

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The protests reached a crescendo in the Wisconsin State Capitol yesterday, during and immediately after Gov. Scott Walker’s press conference, at which he refused to budge an inch on calls for labor rights. After facing off with police just down the hall from Walker’s office, demonstrators high-fived and shook hands with police, as a dramatic week in Madison, Wisconsin, remained peaceful.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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