Do You Hear Wisconsin Sing?

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March 1 2011 1:09 PM

Do You Hear Wisconsin Sing?

It's been a good week for fans of the bombastic '80s musical Les Misérables. First, Anne Hathaway parodied "On My Own" (a.k.a.,the awkward 13-year-old's Song of Big Feelings) at this Sunday's Oscars. Thatsame day, inside Madison, Wisconsin's Capitol building, a group of protestersrallied the troops with a version of the show's big 11 th -hournumber, "Do You Hear the People Sing." Now you have to take these guysseriously, Scott Walker!

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I love the redhead who came in costume. Gavroche supports collectivebargaining!

Read Dave Wiegel's dispatches from the Capitol here .

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Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.