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Wis. Capitol Police Cite Nearly 2 Dozen Protesters

Posted at: 07/24/2013 1:43 PM
Updated at: 07/24/2013 4:15 PM



MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Gov. Scott Walker's administration says Capitol Police cited nearly two dozen people who gathered in the building's rotunda to sing.

Department of Administration spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says 22 people received citations for not having a permit. Three of the 22 received two citations.

One person was also cited for disorderly conduct for allegedly spitting on a singer.

Capitol Police launched a crackdown on the so-called Solidarity Singers on Wednesday, two week after a federal judge ruled large groups need permits to gather in the Capitol.

The singers have been meeting in the rotunda almost daily for two years to protest Republican policies.

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