Wisconsin Capitol Police escalate Sing Along arrests
The number of Sing Along participants was lowish today (averaging around 22-23 people actually participating - singing or holding signs - over the course of the hour; though the number of observers was much higher), and the police arrested most of the participants. Mass sweeps. They nabbed a Madison alderman (Mark Clear) and arrested Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive, for photographing an arrest (charging Rothschild with obstruction and sticking him in Dane County Jail). Nabbed the three raging grannies in one swoop.
Articles relating today's events:
Journalist, Madison alder arrested as Wisconsin Capitol police broaden crackdown
Walker’s Cop Nabs Me for Being a Reporter
Day 12 of Mass Arrests for Singing in Wisconsin’s Capitol Building