Scott Walker, Wisconsin's controversial Republican governor, tried yesterday to give a speech to open this year's state fair: tried, being the key word.


As he took the stage to speak, a large crowd of protesters began chanting "Change! Change! Change!" and "Recall Walker," generating enough noise that his speech was practically inaudible.

"[Protesting is] one of those things people have a right to do," Walker reportedly said later on. "Most people come to the fair, and they set aside politics and business and just have a good time."

This video was published to YouTube on Thursday, August 4, 2011.