Thousands of protesters descend on Madison

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">Protesters of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker&#39;s bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers demonstrate in the rotunda at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Andy Manis&#41;</span></div>
February 17, 2011 2:35:14 PM PST