Madison union supporters plan Minneapolis demonstration Monday afternoon

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The rally starts at 4 p.m. Monday.
More than 1,000 people turned out on Saturday in St. Paul to demonstrate solidarity with union workers in Madison, and now a march has been scheduled for 4 p.m. today in downtown Minneapolis.

A rally will begin at 4 p.m. at the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 6th St. S., and be followed by the march to a location that has yet to be announced.

Organizers say that rally attendees will be able to write messages of support for Wisconsin workers on an oversized banner which will be delivered to the Capitol in
Madison.

On Friday, the Wisconsin Assembly passed a union-busting bill that has drawn demonstrators to the state Capitol for two weeks. But the bill can't be voted on in the Senate because its 14 Democrats have fled the state.

Police in Madison refused a request from one Gov. Scott Walker's appointees over the weekend to clear the building by force. It has been occupied by camped-out protesters for two weeks.

"People here have acted lawfully and responsibly," Wisconsin Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs said. "There's no reason to consider arrests."

The weekend demonstration in St. Paul was part of coordinated demonstrations in state capitals around the country.

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Gov. Scott Walker
Gov. Scott Walker

These communist teacher hippies won't be able to fill our childrens' heads with their lies for much longer. Science, math and english are unnecessary tools of the liberal hippies that run our schools. We need to do away with this education nonsense once and for all! Wisconsin kids will learn all they need to know in the school of hard knocks.

Amy_donahue
Amy_donahue

GO BACK TO WORK AND QUIT WHINING, IF THESE PEOPLE REALLY CARED ABOUT THEIR JOBS ,THEY WOULDNT JUST WALK OFF. IT REALLY SHOWS HOW LOW DOWN DIRTY THE UNIONS HAVE GOTTEN, IF WE DONT GET WHAT WE WANT THEN WELL JUST RUN AWAY LIKE BIG BABIES. YOU PEOPLE PAY NOTHING FOR HEALTH INSURANCE ANYWAY, MINERS NEED THE UNION NOT GOV.WORKERS , WHAT ARE YOU GONNA GET A PAPER CUT..YOUR JUST PISSED CAUSE YOU DONT WANT TO PAY MORE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. ABOLISH THE UNIONS, PRIVATISE EVERYTHING..

bronson
bronson

I was just going to dismiss your hyper-conservative opinions, but then I noticed that you used your caps lock the whole way through, and I was like, "WHOA...CONVINCED."

GOD
GOD

why is this event in mpls... state cap in is stp. dumbheads

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Where has been the cry, that this is an "astroturf" movement? One sided smear of people's character I guess.

Type "astroturf" in the CityPages search box near the top. Scroll down till you find something not sports related. Funny thing is, one of the results is calling a "workers rights group" that protested Franken, "astroturf" or phony. I wonder if those protesters were bused in from all parts of the country like in WI.This isn't hard to figure this out people. Or is the inner of your skull that squishy?

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