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Fourth day of Wis. protests see largest crowds yet


MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Madison police says the number of protesters at the Wisconsin Capitol is the largest it's been in four days.

But spokesman Joel Despain said he could not give an estimate, which have grown each day and were about 25,000 on Thursday.

Labor supporters are protesting a proposal by Gov. Scott Walker that would strip most public employees of most collective bargaining rights.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and former Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold were among those at Friday's protests.

Despain said Madison police have made no arrests outside the Capitol. State Department of Administration officials were not available for immediate comment on any arrests inside the Capitol.

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