Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wisconsin Cheese Head Revolution Continues In Madison Capitol

Governor Scott Walker's budget repair bill kept protesters overnight inside capitol building.

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 27, 2011

Madison - On Sunday, hundreds of pro-union supporters were allowed to stay overnight for the 13th day at the capitol building after a deadline to close it for cleaning came and went. The building was scheduled to close at 4 p.m. and police began to advise people to leave. Hundreds left, but about three hundred people decided to stay and were ready to engage in a peaceful disobedience, if forced to leave.
State Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs decided to let the protesters remain inside the capitol building after protesters were moving aside and letting cleaning crews do their job. Tubbs says, the people are peaceful and were very cooperative with the cleaning staff.
The Republican legislature had adopt a rule to close the capitol building by Sunday afternoon. Most of the cooking wares, food dispensing and other items were cleared on Saturday night. Protesters had to be moved out from offices where they had been staying overnight and will be allowed to sleep in the rotunda area.

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