Police called in Janesville political clash
JANESVILLE--Police were called when protesters clashed with people attending a pro-Mitt Romney rally in downtown Janesville.
A few of the protesters tried to move close to a stage where Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Paul Ryan were speaking Sunday night. Some who were attending the rally tried to block the protesters. The altercation amounted to minor pushing and jostling between the two sides.
Six police officers arrived and ordered the protesters to step onto a grassy lot next to the parking lot where the rally was being held. They complied.
It did not immediately appear that anyone was injured or arrested.
The two Republican legislators had arrived on a tour bus from the Romney presidential campaign that stopped at several GOP campaign offices Sunday.
Among the protesters was Madison radio talk-show host John “Sly” Sylvester, known to many as Sly in the Morning.
Sylvester and several supporters brought Chinese flags and accused Johnson of exporting jobs to China. Johnson told The Gazette he does not employ anyone in China.
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