Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to strip away public employees' longstanding collective bargaining rights has been met with some incredible resistance from employees and their unions, college and high school students, members of the Green Bay Packers, and other sympathetic Sconnies.

Just look at these thousands of ruffians in the clip, taking over several floors of the Wisconsin Capitol's rotunda to stompie their hippie feet. This is all Egypt's fault. They showed people how to get off the couch and stand in circular circular hubs for a while, demanding stuff. (Alternate theory: This has nothing to do with Egypt and we are just trying to annoy people.)

But have some Americans regained a class consciousness, or an appetite for protecting workers' dignity? Maybe these commie kids, at least:

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Nearly 800 Madison East High School students walked out of school Tuesday morning to join a demonstration against Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill at the Capitol.

As teachers beamed and offered thanks, student organizers in the hallways handed out signs identifying each as a "future worker, future voter," proclaiming this was a "Walk out for Walker out," and calling on the Legislature to "kill this bill."

These are some cool high school kids, even if they did get a day out of school.

About 13,000 total protesters showed up at the Capitol yesterday, indoors and outdoors, and many slept on the rotunda floor overnight.