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Protesters gathering to walk through Walker's neighborhood

Robin Grabner of Milwaukee holds a sign as protesters gather Tuesday for a Recall Walker rally in Wauwatosa near Juneau High School. They were planning to march to Walker's home.

Robin Grabner of Milwaukee holds a sign as protesters gather Tuesday for a Recall Walker rally in Wauwatosa near Juneau High School. They were planning to march to Walker's home. Photo By Gary Porter

Nov. 15, 2011

More than 1,000 people at a Recall Walker rally are walking past Gov. Scott Walker's Wauwatosa home in a largely quiet protest.

A significant police contingent is assembled at the Walker home.

Organizers of the rally say the protest through his neighborhood is symbolic, and shows that his neighborhood is as divided by his actions as the state has been. They are saying they are not planning to stop at his house or have anyone chanting with a bullhorn, though a single person singing into a bullhorn could be heard. Organizers say neighbors of Walker who support the recall effort are allowing people to use their driveways if they want to stop and protest. No police present is apparent yet.

One protester is carrying a sign that says, "Occupy Walker's Street" in all capital letters. "Recall Walker" T-shirts and sweatshirts are on sale, and people are circulating recall petitions on clipboards.

Earlier in the day, speaking to Charlie Sykes of WTMJ-Am (620), Walker said targeting his house was out of line.

"It's a total disregard for people's families and others here. . . . I think it's crossing the line," the Republican governor said.

Walker has been the frequent target of protests since he introduced and then signed legislation repealing most union bargaining for public workers. GOP lawmakers who supported the legislation also have seen protests at their homes.

Graeme Zielinski, a spokesman for the state Democratic Party, said the party was not promoting or supporting the protest .

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