The Overpass Light Brigade (OLB) has been using public space to send progressive messages for nearly a year now. It is a creative grass-roots messaging group that in some small way is attempting to counter the billionaire propaganda machine that controls the corporate media.
The LED light display on freeway overpasses has been successful and occasionally visited by police who have always been civil and understanding. The OLB has also been civil and understanding and therefore the messaging has been effective and continuous.
This evening, August 24, the OLB message supporting the Palermo's strikers was met with swift and inefficient intervention by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's department. The OLB holders of the light were surprised because they had been using the Ring Street Overpass for months with no police intervention. The Milwaukee County Executive has previously written an Opinion Piece in the MJS supporting the Palermo management and family. The County Executive and the Palermo owners travel in the same circles. This may be just a coincidence, or then again, maybe not.
The OLB regulars and the Palermo strikers left the bridge peacefully only to return in a few minutes with a new message