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Signs of the Times: The Best Protest Signs in Madison

"We're just trying to have a society here"—and more of the best signs and slogans from the workers' protests in Wisconsin.
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Madison protest sign, photo by Jessie Reeder

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In Madison, Wisconsin, public workers—and their supporters—have been protesting by the tens of thousands, night and day, at the state's capitol building. They're hoping to block a proposed bill that would curb workers' wages, benefits, and bargaining rights.

For days, teachers, students, firefighters, and many others offered uninterrupted testimony in the capitol, explaining why they want to protect the rights and livelihoods of Wisconsin's middle class.

But they may be equally eloquent in the homemade signs they're carrying:

"My teachers, my mom, and my granny r NOT public enemies," reads one girl's poster. "Union workers: When we get screwed, we multiply," says another.

Click here for a slideshow of signs and slogans from the Madison protests.

Photos by Matt Baran, Andy Peters, Rob Chandanais, Aaron Fruth, Felipe Gacharna, Paul Baker, Mark Riechers, Lynnebin, Thomas Coulton, Jessie Reeder, and Emily Mills.


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