Thousands Converge on Wisconsin Capitol for Fifth Day
News OK – A state Capitol thrown into chaos swelled for a fifth day Saturday with thousands of protesters, as supporters of Republican efforts to scrap the union rights of state workers added their voices to the debate and GOP leaders insisted there was no room for compromise.
Supporters of Gov. Scott Walker gathered on the east side of the Capitol, surrounded by a much larger group of pro-labor demonstrators who since Tuesday have filled the Capitol. Walker has proposed requiring government workers to contribute more to health care and pension costs and largely eliminating their collective bargaining rights.