References to Pop Culture and to Historical Conflicts in the Wisconsin Uprising


A look at some images being circulated during the protests which made allusions to popular culture and to broader conflicts in history, possibly to make the protests in Wisconsin more relatable or salient to a wide audience.


Natalie Lewandowski


References to Pop Culture and Historical Conflicts

Many protesters drew connections between the Wisconsin Uprising and characters, movies, and television in popular culture. Another strategy commonly used to circulate messages during the protests was to draw connections between the Wisconsin uprising and other conflicts - currently and in the past - such as terrorism, slavery, and foreign dictators.