Occupy Protesters Interrupt Walker’s Speech In Chicago

Dozens of shouting Occupy Chicago protesters disrupted Gov. Scott Walker’s speech to the Union League Club of Chicago.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Walker had been speaking for just a few minutes on Thursday morning when about 50 protesters began shouting in a room where about 300 people had gathered for the event.

Protesters’ chants included “Union busting, it’s disgusting” and “We are the 99.”

The newspaper reported the protesters are backed by unions that oppose the Republican governor’s efforts to curb collective bargaining rights for Wisconsin’s public employees. Walker is the target of a recall effort.

Walker stood silently during the shouting, and protesters left after about 10 minutes.