Protests Erupt Over WI Gov. Walker's Bill

By KBJR News 1

March 10, 2011 Updated Mar 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM CDT

SUPERIOR, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - Protests erupted not only in Madison, but all over Wisconsin today and more are planned over the weekend.

Protesters in Superior got a surprise visit Thursday.

Senator Bob Jauch dropped by for a part of the protest.

This particular protest has been happening on a daily basis for the past few weeks starting at 5 p.m., catching residents on their commute home.

More than 50 protesters lined the streets outside UWS.

The student driven rally included teachers, residents and honks from several supporting drivers.

Their message is simple - they won't let Governor Scott Walker win.

Senator Jauch's arrival only added to the excitement and many people thanked him for his service.

One American Federation of Teachers member says the group has changed as action in Madison has progressed.

""The involvement's gotten bigger. It's become more diverse, people from every walk of life: public sector, private sector, all ages. People are concerned with our schools. People are concerned with our healthcare. The community is coming together to say we will not allow Scott Walker to tear this state down," said Joel Sipress.

Sipress says he hopes there will be recalls of Republican lawmakers, and this is nowhere near the end of the fight.

There are at least two more large protests planned for over the weekend.

One is Friday morning at 7 a.m. in Poplar along Highway 2, and that one is also to thank Senator Jauch who will be there.

Then on Saturday Republicans are meeting for a dinner in Washburn, Wisconsin.

Protesters are planning to be at city hall starting at 4 p.m.

Representative Sean Duffy and possibly Governor Scott Walker will be there, so protesters are hoping to send their message directly.

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