New Republican Gov. Scott Walker was barely a month into his first term when he unleashed a political firestorm in Wisconsin in February 2011.

Timeline: Scott Walker's 2011 battle over union rights

New Republican Gov. Scott Walker was barely a month into his first term when he unleashed a political firestorm in Wisconsin in February 2011. He said he planned to fix a state budget deficit by forcing higher benefit costs onto public workers and eliminating nearly all of their collective bargaining rights. Soon, an unprecedented fury rained down on the Capitol and lasted for about a month. Here's a look at what that time was like.

Laura Sparks is a multimedia designer for the Wisconsin State Journal.

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