85,000 – 100,000 people plus 50 tractors / drivers rallied around the State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin on March 12 to protest the controversial budget repair bill that Gov. Scott Walker signed into law the previous day.
The protestors gathered to show support for state employees who will lose most of their collective bargaining rights and to oppose other cuts in the budget-repair measure. Farmers fear that health care coverage costs will also go up.
The crowd size estimate, given by Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain, was made four hours after these photos were taken.
For more, see “Tens of thousands of union supporters descend on Capitol for fourth straight Saturday” @ host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and -politics/article…
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