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Police carry protester out of Capitol rotunda

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:21:00 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 26 2013 07:30:01 PM CDT

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MADISON, Wis. -

Police have carried two protesters out of the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda.

A state Department of Administration spokeswoman said in an email that officers told the men to leave the area on Monday. She says both refused and actively resisted during arrest. She didn't elaborate.

Police piled on both on them and carried them out. The spokeswoman says one officer was injured but didn't offer details. She had no immediate comment when asked for specifics in a follow-up email.

Protesters have been gathering in the rotunda almost daily to sing songs against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Capitol Police launched a crackdown on them in late July for not having a permit.

The protesters insist they're exercising free speech rights. Police have arrested nearly 300 of them as of Aug. 20.

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