This is a 6-minute edit of video I shot tonight at the Wisconsin capitol, as the senate held its final debate and vote.
0:00 — Meade and I head toward an entrance, there's a small group of protesters making a lot of noise.
0:19 —Inside, in the rotunda, there's a larger group, chanting — "Tax, tax, tax the rich/Walker you fucking son of a bitch" — and then undertaking a moment of silence. The protesters seem extremely weary or sleepy and some are overemotional. One man asserts that no one is here "because it's cool to fucking piss off police officers."
3:13 — Everyone heads upstairs. Some go to the senate gallery, where we weren't allowed to take pictures, and others stood outside the senate chamber chanting "This is not the Wisconsin way" and blowing whistles, which you do see in the video. There are plenty of police, ready to control actions, but tolerating the noise.
4:22 — This is after the vote has taken place. A young man leans over the marble balustrade and delivers a monologue: "We all have a heart... remember, you were young once and you had a heart and you loved everybody."
5:03 — As people are filing down the stairs, someone yells "recall" and the group begins the old "recall" chant.
5:41 — I want one last look at the rotunda, and we hear a woman announce: "Oh you know how some bad children need to get attention for being bad? That's Scott Walker."