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Protesters March On Capitol

Several thousand union members gathered to protest so-called right-to-work legislation in Michigan have begun a three-block walk to the state Capitol.

A block-and-a-half mass including autoworkers, sheet metal workers, machinists, and electrical workers chanting "We are the union, the mighty, might union" left the Lansing Center Tuesday morning en route to City Hall, across from the Capitol.

The coalition of 33 unions was expected to mass outside the Capitol at 10:30 a.m.

Sixty-one-year-old Lindsey Curtis of Flint says she is inspired by the gathering after fearing "unions had just rolled over." The retired police identification technician and water department meter reader says she hopes Gov. Rick Snyder "hears the message."

Republican lawmakers quickly moved legislation through the House and Senate in a single day last week.

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