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Rev. Jesse Jackson in Madison supporting protestors


MADISON (WKOW) -- Thousands of protesters have again flocked to the Capitol to demonstrate against Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill.

Rev. Jesse Jackson made an unannounced appearance and urged the protesters to continue their stand against the bill.

Jackson told the protesters they were fighting for a just cause. He told them to hold strong to their principles and continue fighting to kill the bill. Then he led the masses in a rendition of "We Shall Overcome."

Gov. Scott Walker's bill would cut costs to the state's $137 million budget shortfall in part by eliminating collective-bargaining rights.

Jackson likened the protest to anti-government fights in Egypt and Tunisia. He says Wisconsin workers should be allowed at the table to help find a solution.

Jackson will speak at a 5:00 p.m. rally.

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