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Protest dwindles, but some remain to oppose right to work

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Dozens of protesters have occupied an area outside the Wisconsin Senate chamber to demonstrate against a right-to-work.

The group of union workers and others chanted and booed when the Senate took up the issue Wednesday afternoon. The number of protesters dwindled from the estimated 2,000 who gathered over the noon hour for a rally Wednesday to a group that partly filled out the second floor hallway near the chamber.

Law enforcement officers have cordoned off passageways leading up to the chamber and stand guard.

Republicans hold an 18-14 majority in the Senate and Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he has 17 votes to pass it.

Senate Democrats say they're going to try and amend the bill to raise the minimum wage and make other changes.

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