Occupy Protesters Shout Down Scott Walker

Chicago speech is briefly interrupted
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2011 1:23 PM CDT
Occupy Protesters Shout Down Scott Walker
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks about his plans to strip unions of their collective bargaining rights in this Feb 11, 2011 file photo.   (AP Photo/M.P. King, Wisconsin State Journal, File)

If there’s one guy who’s no stranger to protests, it’s Scott Walker, and he got another taste of it today. Wisconsin's governor was in Chicago, giving a breakfast speech at the Union Leader Club, when about 50 protesters—some union members, others Occupy protesters—shouted him down with chants like “Union busting, it’s disgusting” and “We are the 99,” the Chicago Tribune reports.

The outburst lasted less than 10 minutes, with Walker standing silent the entire time. After the protesters left, the Wisconsin governor said, “No matter how loud you shout, the facts are the facts. Our reforms have worked in Wisconsin." Local unions and other anti-Walker groups are trying to gather enough signatures to force a recall election. (More Scott Walker stories.)

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