Thousands of demonstrators assembled in Madison today to oppose Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposed reform, which would also force public workers to contribute half the cost of their pensions.
One major group was noticeably absent from the protests, however. Wisconsin police are presently searching for the state's Democratic senators, who were defiantly not present for a scheduled vote on the legislation.
Republicans hold a 19-14 majority in the state Senate and require a single Democratic vote to pass the bill.
Here is footage of the protests:
And a few photos:
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