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Hundreds of cities across the nations held simultaneous demonstrations in solidarity with their Badger brethren.
Madison police reported to the Gannett News Service that the crowd exceeded 100,000 in size, without a single arrest occurring at the rally.
Gannett also reported several hundred off duty police officers and deputies joined the protesters.
Security for the rally was provided by 700 off duty state troopers and marshals who volunteered their time.
A spokesperson for the Madison police department described the protesters as a "very civil group".
100,000 protesters and not a single incident.
100,000 protesters and not a single racial epithet.
100,000 protesters and no one brought a gun.
100,000 protesters and not a misspelled sign.
|Protesters as far as the eye could see.