Wisconsin GOP fundraiser beseiged on 13th St. NW by union protestors 

What appear to be more than 1,000 pro-union protesters from around the Washington region have converged on 601 13th St. NW, trapping inside attendees of a Wisconsin Republican Party fundraiser.

Public-sector unions have angrily objected to the bill signed this week by Gov. Scott Walker, who last week signed a bill stripping Wisconsin workers of some benefits and their collective bargaining rights. The fundraising event for Wisconsin Republicans is being hosted by lobbying firm BRG Group, according to the National Journal.

Photos and videos popping up on Facebook and in the Twittersphere show protesters carrying signs emblazoned with anti-Walker slogans: "Stop the War on Workers," "Respect Worker Rights," "Solidarity."

An employee on the scene said that the crowd numbered about 2,000 people, and they'd taken over the building's lobby.

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