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UPDATE: Police remove protesters from Wisconsin Capitol

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MADISON (AP) -- Police in Wisconsin have carried dozens of protesters out of a hallway leading to the Assembly at the state Capitol in Madison.

At least 100 people have gathered outside the chamber, where representatives are expected to vote on an explosive bill that takes away collective bargaining rights from public workers.

Police began removing the protesters about an hour before the Assembly was scheduled to vote at 11 a.m. Thursday. The vote was delayed briefly while the building was locked down as police did a security review.

The Assembly can't meet if the building isn't open to the public. The lockdown ended just before 11:30 a.m.

About 200 people spent the night in the Capitol in protest over swift and unexpected passage of the bill by the Senate on Wednesday night.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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MADISON (AP) -- Police in Wisconsin have carried more than a dozen protesters out of a hallway leading to the Assembly at the state Capitol in Madison.

At least 100 people have gathered outside the chamber, where representatives are expected to vote on an explosive bill that takes away collective bargaining rights from public workers.

Police began removing the protesters about an hour before the Assembly was scheduled to vote at 11 a.m. Thursday. However, when the Assembly would convene was unclear since the building has been under lockdown as police did a security review.

The Assembly can't meet if the building isn't open to the public.

About 200 people spent the night in the Capitol in protest over swift and unexpected passage of the bill by the Senate on Wednesday night.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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MADISON (AP) -- Police have carried out more than a dozen protesters from a hallway in front of the state Assembly chamber in advance of a vote on an explosive bill that takes away collective bargaining rights from public workers.

Police began removing the protesters about an hour before the Assembly was scheduled to vote on the bill. However, when the Assembly would convene was unclear since the building was under lockdown as police did a security review.

The Assembly can't meet if the building isn't open to the public.

About 200 people spent the night in the Capitol in protest over swift and unexpected passage of the bill by the Senate on Wednesday night.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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