MADISON, Wisc. — Police officers in Madison detained and subsequently released a labor union operative who attempted, somewhat successfully, to destroy the speaker system at the Tea Party counter rally Saturday.
Police would not release the name of the man, or any more details, but eyewitnesses told The Daily Caller he ripped the wiring out of several different speaker systems. Part of the sound system went out for about five minutes.
When a Tea Partier, Luke Bacher, confronted the man ripping the speaker wiring out, Bacher said the man physically assaulted him. That caused police to get involved and detain the union operative.
Another eyewitness, Steve Stevlic from the Chicago Tea Party, confirmed Bacher’s story for TheDC.
“A gentleman came up and ripped the cord right out of the speaker,” Stevlic said. “A couple people came and tried to stop him from doing that, and he was pushing and shoving.”