This timeline supplements the presentation by Pamela Oliver and Matt Kearney about the Madison protests. It provides a timeline of the interplay of legislative and protest actions. The details of the timeline are more complex than it will be possible to present.
- This is a 10 minute montage compiled by Erik Olin Wright that emphasizes the fun and solidarity of the protest. Link
- Starting the occupation (5 minutes) shows State Senator Lena Taylor talking to angry protesters, interviews with protesters, and footage of people settling in to sleep in the Capitol. Link
- Removing people on March 10 (long, several segments that add up to close to an hour) shows scenes of Chief Tubbs begging people to leave, the dragging-out process. This is both an exemplar of a highly controlled event in which both police and protesters are following the same script about how a nonviolent protest will go, but it also show the very high level of tension on both sides even as everyone knows they are going to stay peaceful and treat each other civilly. Late in the footage there is a moment when one state trooper says to another: slow down, take it easy, do you need a break? Later footage of the Democrats being locked out of the assembly chamber and the Republicans appearing under escort from an elevator. Link
- •Footage of an angry crowd being controlled by protest marshalls. About 12 gripping minutes. Link