MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Police have arrested a dozen silent protesters who were wearing zombie makeup and refused to leave a Wisconsin lawmaker’s office.
The sit-in demonstration happened Wednesday afternoon in the Capitol offices of Rep. Robin Vos, the Republican co-chair of the Legislature’s budget-writing committee.
Vos’ communications director, Kit Beyer, tells the Wisconsin State Journal that police carried out the demonstrators “one by one” after the group had spent about half an hour in the offices. Beyer says Vos was not in the office at the time of the protest.
Capitol Police say 10 were cited for disorderly conduct, one was booked and released, and one was required to post $263.50 because he was from out of state.
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