Continuing Wisconsin Protests Lead To Arrests

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Video of the protests from the capitol in Madison, Wisconsin

The mainstream media may no longer be paying much attention to the ongoing protests of Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin, but that hasn't stopped activists from continuing to fight against the governor's misguided policies. 13 protesters were arrested Thursday for refusing to leave the capitol after they sat in the capitol and refused to leave for more than hour after the building's scheduled closing time.

The sit-in came after a protesters led by AFSCME and other unions marched from the Library Mall in Madison to the capitol on the first day state workers got their pay cuts from Walker's controversial budget, that went into effect Thursday. Many protesters who marched on the capitol wore black as a sign of mourning.

Those arrested -- including twelve adults and one minor -- are being charged with unlawful assembly, resisting arrest or obstructing justice, depending on their actions.


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