MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police estimate 40,000 people have taken to the streets and hallways in and around the Wisconsin Capitol on the fourth day of labor protests.
Spokesman Joel Despain said 35,000 people were at rallies and protests outside the Capitol on Friday, while 5,000 people made their way inside.
Labor supporters are protesting a proposal by Gov. Scott Walker that would strip most public employees of most collective bargaining rights.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson and former Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold were among those at Friday’s protests.
State Department of Administration officials said there were no arrests during Friday’s protests. Police arrested nine people during Thursday’s protests.