City Hall Rally in Solidarity with Public Workers

The cold air didn't dampen the spirits of the many protesters who showed up in front of City Hall Saturday for a rally in support of public employee unions in Wisconsin. Organized by MoveOn.org, the rally drew public workers from around the region who expressed concern that the proposed legislation by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was part of a larger national trend that threatened workers everywhere. 

Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) drew loud cheers when he took the stage, proclaiming “Ladies and gentlemen my name is Anthony Wiener and I am a Wisconsin union worker, as all of us are today!”

 

Nearly a thousand protesters stood in front of City Hall for a rally that became a march to Planned Parenthood.

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Larry Witlen, a high school teacher from New Jersey, modeling a shirt he made in honor of the Wisconsin public workers.

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Bob Fertik ang Harry Waisbren show their support.

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Protesters showed their support with the Wisconsin public worker unions.

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Protesters displayed no shortage of creativity.

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Representative Charles Rangel spoke to the crowd.

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Retired New York City school teachers Ruth and Wilson Valcin said they came out to provide "a little push-back against the big guys."

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Why yes, that is a solidarity snuggie.

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The march heads uptown.

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