Capitol Police cite 4 people for displaying signs
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Capitol Police have issued four citations to protesters holding signs in the Capitol without a permit.
The citations on Thursday come after eight were cited on Wednesday for the same offense. One of the four on Thursday was also cited for resisting arrest.
Newly appointed Capitol Police Chief David Erwin said last week he was going to be more aggressive in enforcing requirements that those protesting in the building have permits.
People generally opposing Walker and Republicans have been a regular presence in the Capitol for more than a year.
They and their supporters, including some Democratic state lawmakers, have called police tactics heavy handed and unnecessary and an affront to free speech rights.