Wisconsin protesters fail to leave by deadline

Protesters have filled the Wisconsin Capitol since Feb. 15 and few have failed to leave the building by a 4 p.m. Sunday deadline, reported Star Tribune.

Washington Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs said that officers are trying to persuade protestors to leave voluntarily son that no arrests have to be made, according to the Associated Press.

The possibility of stripping the unions rights to collectively bargain has promoted this fight against Scott Walker, Wisconsin's new republican governor.

Karen Tuerk, one of the volunteers, told USA Today that they do not want to get in the way of those that want to demonstrate "civil disobedience in a peaceful manner."

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