Anger in Madison: What's Disgusting? Union Busting!

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Abby Zimet

Populist anger and massive protests drawing over 15,000 - many with Egypt-themed signs - continue in Madison, Wis. after GOP Gov. Scott Walker announced his plan, with no public input, to strip away most state workers' rights. Uproar highlights: Officials had to close schools because so many unionized teachers were joining protests; firefighters declared exempt from the proposed cuts marched in solidarity with workers who were not; protests spread around the state; and in response to rumors that Walker would call in the National Guard, a website appeared asking, "Is this the Wisconsin you want? Evidently, happily, not. Heartwarming photos here.

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