MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- 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.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Police have carried a protester out of the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda.
Officers arrested the man and carried him from the rotunda to their basement headquarters as other protesters filmed them. It was unclear what may have precipitated the incident. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration, which controls the Capitol Police, didn't immediately return a message.
Protesters have been gathering in the rotunda almost every day for more than two years to sing songs against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Capitol Police launched a crackdown on them in July after a federal judge ruled officers can require large groups to obtain a permit to use the space.
The protesters say they don't need a permit to exercise free speech rights. Police have arrested scores of them over the last month.