Protesters Arrested, Cited For Gathering At Wisconsin State Capitol

Friday, July 26th, 2013 at 6:57 am

On Thursday, scores of protesters returned to the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda a day after police cracked down on them, according to an Associated Press report.

The AP notes that protesters have been meeting in the rotunda during the noon hour nearly every day for the last two years to sing anti-Republican songs, and on Wednesday,  police launched a crackdown on them, arresting nearly two dozen of protesters for not having a permit to gather in the building.
Police issued 26 citations for not having a permit, one citation for disorderly conduct, one citation for disorderly conduct/resisting arrest and one for resisting arrest.
The move angered these protesters, who say they’re just exercising their right to free speech. On Thursday the AP reported that dozens more protesters showed up in the rotunda than Wednesday, many carrying cameras.

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