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Gov. Walker heckled in Chicago

Courtesy Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune Courtesy Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker's Thursday morning breakfast speech at the Union League Club was interrupted briefly by Occupy Chicago protesters, backed by unions opposed to Walker's policies to curb collective bargaining rights for public employees in Wisconsin.

Minutes after Walker started speaking, about 50 protesters began chanting "Union busting, it's disgusting" and "We are the 99."

The Chicago Tribune reports Walker stood silently while the protest shouts filled the room of more than 300 people. Then once they left, after about 10 minutes, Walker said, "No matter how loud you shout, the facts are the facts. Our reforms have worked in Wisconsin."

Guests to the club were also greeted by about 30 demonstrators outside the event's two street entrances.

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