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No arrests, no citations for state capital Solidarity Singers

Solidarity singers in the state capitol.
Solidarity singers in the state capitol.

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - State Capitol Police made no arrests Wednesday, when the Solidarity Singers conducted their almost daily anti-Walker sing-along in the Rotunda.

Officials said they could use video evidence to mail tickets to some of the demonstrators.

Other than that, a Capitol Police spokeswoman could not immediately say why arrests were not made.

Normally, the group holds its noon-time sing-alongs outside on Fridays, or when another group has a state permit – but a permit was canceled for Thursday at the last-minute, creating confusion among the singers.

Some sang inside and some out – but eventually, all gathered inside.

State officials say the group refuses to get the required state permit for gatherings of 20-or-more people.

The singers say they shouldn’t need to get the government’s approval to carry out their free-speech rights.

Over 100 arrests were made over a four-day period since last Wednesday, after Federal Judge William Conley upheld most of the Walker administration’s policy on Capitol group events.

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