Two protesters in the Madison, Wisconsin Capitol building strapped “U” shaped ultra-secure bicycle locks around her necks and locked themselves to a metal railing.

As reported by JSOnline (h/t reader Leonard):

Authorities removed two protesters who locked themselves to the railing of the Senate gallery Thursday.

The action took place at a little after 12:20 p.m.

Just after 11 a.m., the protesters, one man and one woman, used U-shaped bike locks to lock their necks to the railing as part of a demonstration against Gov. Scott Walker’s budget. Along with the two who locked themselves to the railing, a group of a dozen protesters loudly chanted “Kill the bill.”

Senate President Mike Ellis (R-Neenah) gaveled the the legislative body into recess as a dozen State Patrol officers congregated in the gallery to address the situation.

To cut the locks off the two protesters — Chris French, 20, and Bridgette O’Brien, 23 — Capitol Police called on the University of Wisconsin Police Department to bring in a special cutting device.

Locking one’s head to a metal railing without a key is a pretty accurate metaphor for what the public employee unions want to do to the taxpayers and union members.

There was an easier solution to the problem: 

 Turn out the lights, lock the doors, and go home.  And leave them there.

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