Senate budget debate interrupted
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Senate’s debate of the state budget has been interrupted by groups of shouting protesters. In what appeared to be a coordinated demonstration Thursday, protesters in the Senate gallery began shouting, “Focus on jobs, not vaginas!” during the debate. Others stormed through the outer doors and tried to gain access to the Senate floor where senators were speaking. They were stopped by authorities before they reached any lawmaker. Debate was disrupted for several minutes as police detained the protesters. They continued shouting as police took them away. The Republican-controlled Senate recently passed a bill that requires women to undergo an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion.
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