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Stories of lockdown-induced hardship took center stage, but signs of the country’s larger political and culture war were hard to miss. The protest included anti-abortion activists, armed gun rights supporters and demonstrators wearing Trump-branded apparel and driving trucks with Trump signs.
Health care workers decried the protest. On the night before the rally, nurses and other health care workers organized by SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin placed 1,300 candles on the steps of the Capitol to represent the number of people in Wisconsin hospitalized with COVID-19.
Photographers from Wisconsin Watch, WPR and the Wisconsin State Journal were on the scene before and during the rally, contributing to this collaborative photo gallery.
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