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February 28, 2011
Protest continues at Wisconsin Capitol
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Protesters who spent the night in Wisconsin's Capitol vowed Monday to remain as long as necessary to speak out against Gov. Scott Walker's plan to end most collective bargaining rights and demonstrate against his budget. Walker planned to deliver his two-year budget plan in the state Assembly chamber on Tuesday afternoon. Protesters have staged a sit-in that began Feb. 15 and hit its peak Saturday, when more than 70,000 people descended on the Capitol grounds for a rally.(31 images)

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Protestors rest in the Capitol rotunda February 28, 2011 in Madison, Wis.. Protestors were asked to leave the building last night but many refused. Police have refused to unlock the entrances today because they are trying to prevent protestors from sleeping overnight in the building. Demonstrators have occupied building with a round-the-clock protest for the past 14 days protesting Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to push through a bill that would restrict collective bargaining for most government workers in the state. Getty Images / Scott Olson


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A small number of protestors continue to demonstrate in the Capitol rotunda February 28, 2011 in Madison, Wis.. Protestors were asked to leave the building last night but many refused. Police have refused to unlock the entrances today because they are trying to prevent protestors from sleeping overnight in the building. Demonstrators have occupied building with a round-the-clock protest for the past 14 days protesting Governor Scott Walker's attempt to push through a bill that would restrict collective bargaining for most government workers in the state. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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Police watch over the small number of protestors that remain in the Capitol rotunda February 28, 2011 in Madison, Wis.. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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On the 14th day of protests at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, police and demonstrators gather on the rotunda floor. Opponents to the governor's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers have been sleeping at the Capitol since Feb. 15th. AP / Andy Manis



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On his third straight night of sleeping at the Capitol, Xavier Leplae of Milwaukee takes time to read at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. AP / Andy Manis



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Demonstrators sleep in the Capitol rotunda during a round-the-clock protest over the proposed Budget Repair bill continues on February 27, 2011 in Madison, Wis.. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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Demonstrators sleep in the Capitol rotunda during a round-the-clock protest over the proposed Budget Repair bill continues on February 27, 2011 in Madison, Wis.. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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Sarah Thomas protests in the Capitol rotunda during a round-the-clock demonstration over the proposed Budget Repair bill continues on February 27, 2011 in Madison, Wis.. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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Hallis Mailen sleep in the Capitol rotunda during a round-the-clock protest over the proposed Budget Repair bill continues on February 27, 2011 in Madison, Wis. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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Fitchburg, Wis. firefighter Adam Wunsch sleeps in the Capitol rotunda as a round-the-clock protest over the proposed Budget Repair bill continues on February 27, 2011 in Madison. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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William Thibodeau (C) protests in the Capitol rotunda during a round-the-clock protest over the proposed Budget Repair bill continues on February 27, 2011 in Madison, Wis. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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A protestor gets lotion rubbed on a new tattoo in the Capitol rotunda during a round-the-clock demonstration over the proposed Budget Repair bill continues on February 27, 2011 in Madison, Wis. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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Demonstrators protest in the Capitol rotunda after they were given a deadline by the police to leave the building on February 27, 2011 in Madison, Wis. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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Demonstrators protest in the Capitol rotunda after they were given a deadline by the police to leave the building on February 27, 2011 in Madison, Wis. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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Damon Terrrell speaks to protesters at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. Protests to the governor's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers were in their 13th day at the Capitol. AP / Andy Manis



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Jordan Peterson, center, leads a union song as protesters demonstrate at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. AP / Andy Manis



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Brian Roessler of Madison, Wis. meditates on the floor of the state Capitol in Madison, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. AP / Andy Manis



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An estimated 70 to 100 thousand demonstrators rally outside the Capitol building protesting the proposed Budget Repair bill on February 26, 2011 in Madison, Wis.. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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An estimated 70 to 100 thousand demonstrators rally outside the Capitol building protesting the proposed Budget Repair bill on February 26, 2011 in Madison, Wis.. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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Thousands of demonstrators march around the Capitol building protesting the proposed Budget Repair bill on February 26, 2011 in Madison, Wis. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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Opponents to the governor's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers protest outside of the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. AP / Andy Manis



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Thousands of demonstrators march around the Capitol building protesting the proposed Budget Repair bill on February 26, 2011 in Madison, Wis. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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Thousands of demonstrators march around the capitol building protesting the proposed Budget Repair bill on February 26, 2011 in Madison, Wis. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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Saunnie Yelton-Stanley stands with an estimated 70 to 100 thousand demonstrators as they rally outside the capitol building protesting the proposed Budget Repair bill on February 26, 2011 in Madison, Wis. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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An estimated 70 to 100 thousand demonstrators rally outside the Capitol building protesting the proposed Budget Repair bill on February 26, 2011 in Madison, Wis. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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Tonya Lohr Kougl walks down the steps of the state Capital building while protesting in Madison, Wis. on Saturday, Feb. 26. The West Bend Daily News / John Ehlke



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Ted McManus, second from right, wears a mask of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, beside Laurie Rossbach, right, wearing a Mr. Monopoly mask, on Saturday, Feb. 26, while demonstrating against the governor's proposal to strip most public employees of their collective-bargaining rights AP / Andy Manis



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Teacher Kristen Henningfeld, center, of Elk Mound, Wis., protests on the steps of the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. AP / Andy Manis



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Joann Marshall marches with members of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) as opponents of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's budget repair bill gather for protests inside and outside the Wisconsin State Capitol Building in Madison, Wis. Saturday, February 26, 2011. Wisconsin State Journal / John Hart



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Protestors stand outside the capitol building after being locked out February 26, 2011 in Madison, Wis.. In an attempt to discourage protestors from sleeping in the capitol the doors were locked at about 7 PM, those inside were allowed to remain. Getty Images / Scott Olson



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The legislative office door of Wisconsin Rep. Brett Hulsey, D-Madison, are covered in notes of support as opponents of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's budget repair bill gather for protests inside and outside the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. Saturday, February 26, 2011. Wisconsin State Journal / John Hart



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