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Hundreds visit state Capitol for more protests


MADISON (AP) - Hundreds of people are already converging on the state Capitol for a 12th straight day of protests over a Republican bill that would strip most public workers of almost all their collective bargaining rights.

By 11 a.m. Saturday, dozens of people had gathered around a stage set up outside a Capitol entrance waiting for afternoon rally that promised speeches by "Billy Madison" star Bradley Whitford and Jeff Skiles, the co-pilot who helped land a passenger plane in the Hudson River two years ago. Inside the Capitol, state prison guards led a march through the building, chanting "Recall Walker!"

The protesters have been sleeping in the Capitol every night since the protests began. Police say Saturday night will be the last night they'll allow that.

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