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May 26, 2023

Protester involved in pulling down abolitionist’s statue gets 6 months in jail

A man who drove the car that helped pull down the statue of a Civil War hero and abolitionist outside of the Wisconsin state Capitol during a night of protests in 2020 has been sentenced to six months in jail.

Jul 24, 2020

Prosecutor: Agents headed to Milwaukee won’t police protests

The U.S. attorney for Milwaukee sought to alleviate concerns Friday about federal agents being sent to the city by President Donald Trump, saying they will assist local and state law enforcement in combating violent crime and would not be breaking up protests.

Jul 24, 2020

Chicago groups sue to bar federal agents from protest duties

A collection of Chicago activist groups want a judge to block federal agents sent to the city to combat violent crime from interfering in or policing protests, arguing in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the surge ordered by President Donald Trump will inhibit residents' ability to hold demonstrations.

Jun 24, 2020

MU poll finds 61% support for Black Lives Matter protests

A new Wisconsin poll finds that 61% of respondents support Black Lives Matter protests happening across the nation.

Feb 5, 2014

Judge throws out Capitol protest case

A judge has struck down permit rules being used to prosecute outstanding tickets against Wisconsin Capitol protesters.

Feb 12, 2013

ACLU sues over Capitol sing-along crackdown

Gov. Scott Walker's administration's crackdown on a handful of state Capitol protesters violates their constitutional right to free speech, American Civil Liberties Union attorneys alleged in a lawsuit filed Monday.

Dec 8, 2011

Full 8th Circuit will consider funeral protest ruling

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will take a second look at the constitutionality of a Missouri city’s ordinance restricting protests at funerals.

Jun 14, 2011

THE DARK SIDE: Reflections on the protests at the Capitol

The Takings Clause provides that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Mar 12, 2011

Labor protesters say next fight at the polls

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Clogging the Wisconsin Capitol grounds and screaming angry chants, tens of thousands of undaunted pro-labor protesters descended on Madison again Saturday and vowed to focus on future elections now that contentious cuts to public worker union rights have become law. Protests have rocked the Capitol almost […]

Mar 3, 2011

Ammo found outside Wis. Capitol, site of protests 

By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of rounds of live rifle ammunition were found Thursday scattered around the grounds of the Wisconsin Capitol, where large crowds of people have been protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to rescind nearly all collective bargaining rights for most public employee unions. State attorneys revealed […]


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