PhotOh! Police estimate Wisconsin Capitol protest crowd at 70,000

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Screen grab via The Uptake.

I've heard the Wisconsin crowd estimate is anywhere from 60-100,000, so this sounds about right:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police say nearly 70,000 people have converged on the Wisconsin Capitol to join in protests over a Republican bill that would strip public workers of most of their collective bargaining rights.

According to the Madison Police Department, 60,000 people gathered outside the building with another 8,000 inside...

But here's the best part:

[H]undreds of tea party supporters staged a counter rally outside the Capitol.

There were no arrests and no official estimate of the number of tea baggers. But "hundreds" pretty much says it all.

For what the day has looked like, since MSNBC is a weekend joke, and CNN is only airing 2 minute segments to cover today's biggest event in the country, see my screen grabs here.

To find out what unions have done for you, and what their demise would mean to America, go here.

Link to live video feed of protests in Minnesota here, Wisconsin here.

H/t: Hugh Kaufman

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  • http://twitter.com/BoomerJack Jack M. Boardman

    Go Badgers! #WIUnions