Protesters wearing signs that read "Cut" are asked to leave the upper gallery of the Washington Senate, on the opening day of the 2011 Washington state legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Several groups demonstrated at the Capitol Monday against proposed state budget cuts. (AP Photo)
Protesters wearing signs that read "Cut" are asked to leave the upper gallery of the Washington Senate, on the opening day of the 2011 Washington state legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Several groups demonstrated at the Capitol Monday against proposed state budget cuts. (AP Photo) The Associated Press
Protesters wearing signs that read "Cut" are asked to leave the upper gallery of the Washington Senate, on the opening day of the 2011 Washington state legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Several groups demonstrated at the Capitol Monday against proposed state budget cuts. (AP Photo) The Associated Press

Day 1 draws protests

January 11, 2011 12:00 AM