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Anti-Walker protesters grow during Tuesday's Capitol sing-along

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

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Anti-Walker protesters showed up in greater force Tuesday, after two brothers were arrested on criminal charges at Monday’s noon-time sing-along at the State Capitol.

The Wisconsin Radio Network said attendance appeared to triple, a day after Damon and Christopher Terrell were arrested for resisting Capitol officers – and Damon sat on the floor as he was handcuffed and carried out.

Damon Terrell faces the first possible felony charge among 300 arrested since Capitol Police began cracking down on the Solidarity Singers in late July for not having the required Capitol gathering permits.

About 10 people were arrested Tuesday. WISC-TV said Capitol Police did not arrest three off-duty Madison police officers who wore “Cops for Labor” T-shirts and joined the crowd.

Madison officer David Dexheimer said he believes the Capitol Police actions are unconstitutional – and he thinks the arrests are politically-motivated.

An administration spokeswoman told WISC, “Enforcement can be based on resources.” She said only those who were actively participating in the singing group are being cited. The TV station said the officers and many others sang for the entire hour during the event. 

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