After the speeches, attendees sought legislators for one-on-one talks. But when they learned that House Democrats were holding caucus meetings, some attendees -- predominantly younger ones -- went outside what they thought was the caucus room and got noisy, demanding an audience with House Speaker Pat Bauer, D-South Bend.
They stomped their feet and chanted "Pat, Pat, come out and talk," before realizing the room was empty. After they were told of the error, they congregated outside Bauer's office and resumed chanting.
Eventually, one of the older rally organizers, Mark St. John, grabbed the chanters' leader and gave what appeared to be forceful words. Shortly afterward, the protest ended. Although neither would divulge later what was said, it was clear that St. John was trying to end the protest, Cox reported.
I happened to be standing right there (you can see me in the video), so I heard what St. John said -- he fired Bil from his job at Lambda Consulting because Bil "betrayed his trust" in not getting permission for the impromptu protest at Bauer's office. A while later, after he calmed down, he said that wasn't going to happen, but I'm not sure what the repercussions will be in the future.
Incidentally, I also saw St. John grab and physically drag by the arm another protester - one of the IYG youth, I believe - away from the protest to have a heated debated about why the Democrats were in caucus - St. John was claiming that it had nothing to do with the Rally or SJR-7. I'm not sure I believe St. John's claims about why the "caucus" happened. I do know that Representative Orentlicher, who was at the rally and at the impromptu protest after, was actively trying to get Bauer to come out and speak to the protesters.