Police arrest 20 protesters at Capitol
Police have arrested more protesters in the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda.
Department of Administration spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says police issued 20 citations on Tuesday for gathering in the rotunda without a permit.
Protesters have been showing up in the rotunda almost every noon hour for more than two years to sing songs against Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Capitol Police -- which are controlled by Walker's administration -- launched a crackdown on the singers last month after a federal judge ruled officers can require large groups to get a permit to gather in the building.
The protesters contend they don't need a permit to exercise their free speech rights. Police been making almost daily arrests in the rotunda since the crackdown began, citing scores of singers over the last three weeks.
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