Security had to help those attending the event get in the building. Many of the protesters were part of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association.
Tense moments between protesters & attendees of a @GovWalker campaign event this evening. Many of the protesters are part of/support the teachers union. They yelled and chanted things like “get a job” as people walked inside the event. @tmj4pic.twitter.com/ILQxAXqocp
MTEA Executive Director Ben Ward said they wanted to send a message to Walker and his supporters.
"Fundamentally our schools are being starved here in Milwaukee," said Ward. "And school districts around the state are being starved by this administration."
Amy Hasenberg, press secretary for Walker, responded to the protest in a statement that reads in part, "Governor Walker invested a historic $11.5 billion into K-12 education, an all-time high in actual dollars. These additional investments mean another $200 per student this year and an another $204 on top of that for next year. This funding benefits every student in every district including MPS."