Over 5000 protesters, representing teachers, public workers, firefighters (complete with bagpipes) and police officers descended on Columbus Tuesday from throughout the state to voice their concerns as a hearing was held at the Statehouse on SB 5, the measure proposed by the Administration to, among other things, eliminate or reduce collective bargaining for public workers in Ohio. The hearing was scheduled to begin at 4:00 pm, but the Statehouse doors were locked shortly after noon when it was apparently determined by the Ohio Department of Public Safety that too many people were already inside. Various news outlets are reporting that many Republican Senators are uncomfortable with the language in the proposed legislation . Further hearings, and protests, are scheduled for today.