Demonstrators in Texas were showing their support for the protests in Wisconsin by staging a boisterous rally at the state Capitol.
Several hundred protestors attended the event in Austin Saturday.
The pro-union crowd sang folk songs and carried placards criticizing budget cuts in Texas and ripping Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for most state and local government employees.
Liberal commentator and former Texas Agriculture Commissioner
Jim Hightower, wearing his trademark white cowboy hat, said he was
happier than "a flea at a dog show" after seeing the hundreds gathered outside the Capitol.
He said progressive voters had become too complacent and he urged them to vigorously oppose Republican-backed initiatives around the country.
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