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On Sept. 24, 1968 — when the Vietnam War was raging — 14 anti-war activists broke into a downtown Milwaukee government building and burned draft records. They became known as the Milwaukee 14.

"In those days, we studied both sides. We took action. We believed in those days that we could change things, and we did it somewhat," says Bob Graf, who was a member of the Milwaukee 14. He is now a retired educator and community organizer.

A broad coalition of groups across the nation is encouraging women to participate in Wednesday's strike, called "A Day Without A Woman."

The organized protest comes on International Women's Day and follows the successful Women's March in January.

Over the weekend, people on every continent took to the streets to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump, and support those they say they fear will be marginalized under his administration.

By some estimates, more than 3 million people were involved in the protests which sprouted up in cities across the nation, including several here in Wisconsin.

But many chose to go to our nation's capital by plane, train or automobile. And among them were many marchers from Milwaukee.

Rachel Morello

Hundreds of people in the Milwaukee area spent part of the weekend demonstrating their concerns about the new Trump administration, by taking part in rallies.

Saturday morning, scores of people marched through the streets of Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood. Organizers billed the event as a "Femme Solidarity March," as it coincided with the massive march that took place in Washington D.C. and in other cities around the country and world.

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The National Mall has flooded with pink, as demonstrators descend on the nation's capital Saturday for the Women's March on Washington. Just one day after President Trump's inauguration, marchers from across the country have gathered in the city to protest his agenda and support for women's rights.

The event opened with a rally, to be followed by the march proper — which had a path laid out from a starting position near the U.S. Capitol to its endpoint near the Washington Monument.

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An inauguration protest in Washington, D.C., turned confrontational on Friday, as several hundred black-clad protesters broke windows and police responded with pepper spray and a concussive device.

The interim chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, Peter Newsham, said 217 protesters have been arrested, and 6 officers sustained minor injuries.

Marty Beil, executive director of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, was arrested on Wednesday.

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An expert on police procedure is criticizing Capitol police for arresting protesters, but Gov. Scott Walker says protesters should “follow the rules.”

Several people watching the daily protests at the Wisconsin Capitol say police have warned them, they could be arrested and fined.

Capitol Protesters: "We're Not Going Away"

Aug 5, 2013

Protesters gathered again Monday in the Capitol rotunda, even though police continue to arrest and fine demonstrators, for rallying without a permit.

Andy Stenz

Gov. Walker raised eyebrows Monday, when he indicated he might consider curbing the power of police and firefighter unions.

Arrests Resume in State Capitol

Jul 30, 2013

Police again arrested demonstrators inside the Capitol rotunda, for gathering without a permit. They're challenging the Walker administration's policy of requiring a permit.

David Crowley

The threat of arrest and $200 citations has not deterred protesters at Wisconsin's Capitol. This week, the Walker administration began cracking down on those without a permit.

Another Day of Singing and Arrests at State Capitol

Jul 25, 2013

Despite police warnings and arrests on Wednesday, dozens of protesters gathered at the Wisconsin Capitol on Thursday, and officers issued another batch of citations.

Police Arrest Demonstrators at State Capitol

Jul 24, 2013
Peter Gorman

Officers handcuffed about 20 protesters at the Capitol on Wednesday and cited them, as the Walker administration enforces rules regarding demonstrations.

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