Protests against Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill are spreading across the Badger State.

Thousands of people are expected to show up at rallies, vigils and town hall meetings on Thursday in what union officials are calling the biggest day of demonstrations outside of Madison in state history.

Labor officials announced on Wednesday that protests were being organized, and details were released Thursday on where and when the protests are set.

One of the more creative protests is a series of five rallies set to take place at 4 p.m. on bridges and overpasses in Green Bay.

In an e-mail from the state AFL-CIO, protesters at the Thursday rallies "will demand an end to the attacks on the middle class and worker rights."

Protests also are planned in:

Appleton at 5 p.m. at Lawrence University's Seeley Mudd Library.

Beloit at 4 p.m. at 1240 Riverside Drive.

Berlin at 5 p.m. in Eastside Park.

Eau Claire at 7 p.m. in Phoenix Park.

Fond du Lac at 4 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 207 N. Main St., and 5 p.m. at the Opera House Square.

Green Bay at 4 p.m. at the Ray Nitschke bridge, the Walnut Street bridge, the De Pere bridge and two overpasses known as the Peshtigo 41 and the Oconto Falls overpasses.

Horicon at 4:45 p.m. at the IAM 873 labor hall, 258 Barstow St.

Janesville at 7:45 p.m. at the Rock County Courthouse, 51 Main St.

Kenosha at 4 p.m. at the UAW Local 72 labor hall, 3615 Washington Rd.

La Crosse at 4:30 p.m. at the clock tower on the UW-La Crosse campus.

Manitowoc at 4:30 p.m. at the Manitowoc County courthouse and at 6 p.m. at a town meeting at Time Out Sports Bar and Grill, 1027 N. Rapids Road.

Milwaukee at 11:30 a.m. at Milwaukee Area Technical College, 700 W. State St., at 2 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex, 9201 W. Watertown Plank Road, and at 4 p.m. at Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue.

Platteville at 12:15 p.m. at University Plaza on the UW-Platteville campus.

River Falls at 6 p.m., at Meyer Middle School, 230 N. Ninth St.

Sheboygan at 5 p.m. in Fountain Park.

Stevens Point at 5 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 1501 N. Point Dr., for a march to UW-Stevens Point for a 6 p.m. rally at the campus sundial.

Wausau at 4:30 p.m. at the Marathon County courthouse.

Rallies also are planned on Thursday for the 11th straight day, both inside and outside the State Capitol in Madison.


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