Doors Superglued Before UWM Protests Over Walker Budget

  • Posted on: 14 March 2011
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>From <a href="">620 WTMJ</a>

MILWAUKEE - The fight over Governor Scott Walker's budget is getting sticky.

Literally sticky.

TODAY'S TMJ4's Diane Pathieu confirmed that doors at Chapman, Curtin, Mellencamp, Mitchell and Sabin Halls all had doors with superglue in the locks on Monday.

She said those doors were opened before 7:30 a.m. Monday morning. No classes were affected.</td><td><img title="March 14th 2011 the day of Total Glue Destroy!" src="files/pictures/2010/glue.jpg"></td></tr></table><!--break-->

Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jodi Becker confirmed that the doors to the Sendik's on Downer Avenue were also glued shut.

UWM campus police believed it was a sign of protest, but organizers of a campus rally later Monday afternoon say they didn't have anything to do with it.

College students are angry over what the bill may mean for them, and they are making their thoughts known in protests.

They were to hold a rally on Monday afternoon in reaction to Walker's budget, which would split UWM and UW-Madison from the UW system.

The group organizing the rally said they want to preserve the UW system, secure funding for education and keep bargaining rights for labor unions.

They believe the budget will dramatically cut funding to schools and make things difficult for students to compete in the job market.

"Flexibility to us means that you're firing our staff that are valuable to us, that provide the quality of education that we need," protest organizer Omer Farooque told Pathieu.

"It could also potentially mean that our tuition could be going up. It may not be fact just now, but once the budget passes, it very well could be."

Walker said that splitting the schools off would allow more flexibility while still providing tools to remain research leaders.

Investigators were planning to review surveillance video to try to find the suspect or suspects.