- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Protesters have gathered outside Gov. Scott Walker’s office at the state Capitol opposing right-to-work legislation.

Dozens filled the hallway outside Walker’s office Thursday afternoon. Union representatives took turns speaking to those assembled.

Across the rotunda, lawmakers debated the bill in the Assembly chamber. Members of the public were removed from the galleries in the opening minutes of the debate Thursday afternoon.

Republican Speaker Robin Vos ordered the galleries cleared of dozens of spectators when protesters shouted out during his opening comments on the bill Thursday. Lawmakers stopped the debate for about 10 minutes as the spectators were removed.

About 300 people rallied outside the Capitol earlier in the day.

The Senate passed the measure last week. Once it clears the Assembly it will head to Walker, who says he’ll sign it.

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