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Rev. Jackson, assembly members not allowed in


MADISON (WKOW) -- Rallies and protests started early Thursday morning.

Some people arrived outside the Capitol building around 6 a.m. But as they and others soon found out, the wait to get inside the building would be long.

The Capitol building was supposed to be open at 8 a.m. but by 9 a.m. doors were still closed and protesters were left out in the cold.

Cries and chants intensified, throughout the morning but still no movement, leaving protesters time to think about how they'd fix the budget crisis.

"I would raise taxes on people making more than $250,000," said protester and small business owner, Paul Schilling.

The Reverend Jesse Jackson once again returned to Madison. But even he, as well as assemblymen like Joe Parisi were not allowed inside.

After 3 hours of waiting, the okay to enter was issued, but with restrictions, including no signs with sticks, one person at a time through the doors, and only through the North Hamilton and King Street entrances.

No one is allowed in the Capitol to camp in the Capitol tonight.

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