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Sensenbrenner adjourns meeting amid protests


WAUWATOSA (AP) -- A town hall meeting with Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner and GOP state Senator Leah Vukmir was adjourned when opponents of a budget balancing bill began shouting.

Sensenbrenner banged his gavel when some in the crowd shouted remarks while Vukmir addressed questions about Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair proposal that ends most collective bargaining for a majority of state employees. One man drew applause when he loudly accused Sensenbrenner of trying to stifle debate on the issue and shouted "power to the people" as he left the meeting Monday night in a suburban Milwaukee library.

A chorus of boos erupted when Sensenbrenner ended the meeting after about 30 minutes. The crowd chanted "shame, shame, shame" as the meeting was adjourned.

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