A crowd of 85 to 100,000 gathers on Capitol Square in Madison, WI, to welcome home the Fab 14 from Illinois. March 12, 2011.
Speakers included Jim Hightower, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Jackson, Green Bay native Tony Shalhoub, and the Fab 14.
The rally is part of the month-long protests against Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill SB11, and against his proposed state budget.
The Fab 14 are the 14 Democratic senators who fled to Illinois three weeks ago in order to block the vote on the bill. Republicans introduced a modified "non-financial" version of the budget repair bill on March 9th, which was then passed by the Republican controlled Senate and Assembly.
Democratic efforts are now focused on recalling 8 Republican senators, battling the bill in court, the April election, and recalling Gov. Walker in 2012.
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