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Thousands Rally in NJ Against State Budget Cuts

Saturday, 22 May 2010 05:48 PM

 

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An estimated 25,000 people gathered Saturday near the New Jersey Statehouse to protest Gov. Chris Christie's proposed budget cuts.

State police reported few problems despite the crowd, believed to be one of the largest ever to protest in state history. It was mostly comprised of public employee unions, along with several community and nonprofit groups that will lose some or all their funding if Christie's plans are adopted.

Christie has called for workers to accept wage freezes, and he's pushed for them to contribute toward their health benefits. The governor was not in the Statehouse on Saturday and was not at the rally.

He has said that protesters have a right to speak their minds.

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