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About 300 gather to protest right-to-work bill

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin state Capitol Police say about 300 people have gathered to protest the passage of a right-to-work bill.

Union members and others joined together outside the Capitol on Thursday as the state Assembly prepared to debate the measure through the night and into early Friday morning.

Speakers at the rally say they are not giving up because too much is at stake. AFL-CIO official Stephanie Bloomingdale calls the bill a "sneak attack" on unions that skirts democracy and justice.

The Senate passed the measure last week. Once it clears the Assembly it will head to Gov. Scott Walker, who has said he will sign it Monday.

The protest was smaller than ones last week and Saturday that attracted a couple thousand people, based on police estimates.

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