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March 12 Madison protest: Crowds swell to 150,000

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March 12, 2011
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Crowd of 150,000 people in Madison March 12.
150,000 protest in Madison March 12. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Madison, WI – As of 3:00 p.m. today, March 12, the number of protesters at the state capitol here has swelled to more than 150,000. Senators who had left Wisconsin in an attempt to block Governor Walker’s union-busting legislations returned to an enthusiastic welcome.

On March 11 Governor Walker signed into law a bill which strips public workers of their right to collectively bargain.

J Burger, a Chicago trade unionist attending the rally stated, “This is the largest protest yet. This fight will continue and the outcome will be determined by the efforts of Wisconsin workers.”

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