"I think the protest was a success, and will probably draw more people to their cause while keeping those who marched today in the CAN organization."
The Badger Herald, when he live-blogged an afternoon-long series of demonstrations by the Campus Antiwar Network on the UW campus against the energy services corporation and government contractor Halliburton. On Thursday, September 20, a couple hundred people gathered on Bascom Hill before marching across campus to rally in front of the company's booth at a job recruitment fair known as the Engineering Expo. Given the explicit comparisons between this to the historic protest at the UW against recruiters for Dow Chemical in 1967 made both by organizers and media, it is no surprise that this demonstration attracted plenty of attention.
In addition to all of the print and broadcast media outlets reporting on the protest, there were additionally multiple participants and observers shooting photos and video through the afternoon. One such person there was Jim Hanson, a conservative blogger (and former Isthmus ad rep) who regularly attends anti-war events in Madison armed with a camera. "I saddled up and headed up Bascom Hill to watch the gathering and then the assault to drive Halliburton's recruiters from a sacred engineering job fair," he wrote. His online video report and commentary follows, along with several other clips from the protest.