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Protestors demonstrate against Walker inauguration


MADISON (WKOW) -- Busloads of community leaders, neighbors and unemployed citizens gathered in Madison to speak out against Scott Walker taking the top office in Wisconsin.

The group was lead by several organizations, including Citizen Action of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Area Labor Council.

The protestors wanted to hold Walker accountable for his campaign pledge to created 250,000 jobs, particularly after he turned down federal high speed rail money.

Picketers held signs referring to issues such as stem cell research, medical marijuana and state employee furloughs and unions.

One protestor was UW student Xander Gieryn, a member of the Student Labor Action Coalition. Gieryn said his organization works closely with the Wisconsin State Employees Union.

"We've already seen what he's going to do to our campus, so we're really frightened about the Badger partnership and the privatization of our campus," Gieryn said. "There is a very large minority and they're going to need to take us into account. We're going to continue to fight for a progressive Wisconsin."

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