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Occupy Madison protesters encourage Walker recall


MADISON (WKOW) -- It's been more than a month, and Occupy Madison protesters aren't backing down.

They say they'll continue occupying the abandoned lot on East Washington--which has become their headquarters--until they see change.

Protesters say the Recall Walker movement closely relates to their goals, to fairly balance prosperity in the state. They'll be petitioning for signatures on site, while still maintaining solidarity with the national 'Occupy' movement.

"The recall effort is probably going to make this site more active over the next few days and weeks," says protester Justin La Plante.
Despite the never-ending demonstration, Madison Police say they haven't had to make any arrests or issue any citations to protesters on the occupy site. Instead, officers are working with them if issues do come up.

"What we try to do is make places safe for people to gather allow them to express themselves as long as they're not breaking the law," says Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain.

On Saturday the 19th, Occupy Madison will be gathering at the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Building on East Washington for a march to the Capitol. They're calling it the "Jobs not Cuts Rally" to recall Walker. It starts at 11 a.m.

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