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From Yahoo News:

As many as 40,000 people swarmed the Capitol on Friday, raising the noise in its rotunda to ear-splitting levels as they rallied to block Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to ease Wisconsin’s budget woes by cutting many government workers’ pay, benefits and bargaining rights.

Some of the crowd photos in the slide show linked to in the article look like what we’ve seen in the middle east in the last month or so.  At least the mainstream media has found a state other than Arizona to ridicule for a while.