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Union demonstrators receive protest training


MADISON (WKOW) -- Some demonstrators against Gov. Scott Walker's budget bill have been trained to respond peacefully to counter-protests at the state Capitol.

Chris Terrell of Madison says protesters who spent the night inside the Capitol rotunda were taught by union members prior to the arrival of Tea Party activists. Terrell says demonstrators were educated on how to remain calm during confrontations and respond to Tea Party activists with specific talking points. He says union supporters were told to pay attention to their posture and expressions so that they couldn't be perceived as violent.

Several protesters, wearing orange vests, were serving as so-called marshals to help maintain peace during confrontations.

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