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Pro-Walker singers, with permit, displace Solidarity Singers

MADISON (WSAU-Wheeler News)   The Solidarity Singers moved their daily anti-Walker sing-along outside the State Capitol yesterday. The group normally moves from the Rotunda on Fridays, and when other groups get permits for Capitol events. Almost a dozen Republicans staged a pro-Walker rally in the Capitol, singing patriotic songs among other things. Organizer Deb Stein told WKOW-TV in Madison that the event was designed to quote, “take back the Capitol” from the regular protestors. She said the noon-time Solidarity sing-alongs disrupt those who work in the statehouse, and those opposed to Walker should express their views at the ballot box come November of next year. Stein said her group plans four other Capitol rallies.

The Solidarity Singers have refused to get the required state permits for Capitol gatherings, saying they should not have to get government approval to protest the government.