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March 12 in Madison

Sea of protesters surrounds Wisconsin state capitol

By staff |
March 12, 2011
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Madison, WI - As of 1:00 pm today, March 12, about 70,000 protesters have converged on the Wisconsin State Capitol. Trade unionists and supporters from around the state are arriving in buses. The streets around the capitol are full of marchers, with more arriving every moment.

The protest includes farmers on tractors.

Kim Defranco, of the Committee to Stop FBI repression stated, “This is an inspiring day for workers across the country.” Defranco also said that the leaflet she was passing out, blasting Glenn Beck’s attacks on the Wisconsin labor movement and on Fight Back! News, was getting a warm response from marchers.

Fight Back New Service will be carry reports from the protest throughout the day.

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