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Small, committed group hopes to remain inside Wisconsin Capitol Monday night

Compared to the clamor produced by throngs parading around the Square and assembling for protests each afternoon and evening over the past few weeks -- accompanied by satellite trucks, bagpiping fire fighters and curious onlookers -- the corner of Caroll and Mifflin Streets is deader than downtown Dodgeville. >More
 Lockdown at Wisconsin Capitol doesn't keep out public passion

I just got back from the state Capitol, now in lockdown mode. At least 1,000 people are gathered outside, not liking the exclusion. The chants included "Arrest Walker!" and "Whose house? Our house!" I saw a man at one entrance, pleading to be let in: "Is it possible for me to speak with my assemblyperson, Sondy Pope-Roberts?" The answer was no. >More
 Overnight protesters hold steady inside Wisconsin Capitol in face of lockdown

Aly Kaplan had planned to go home on Monday morning. But after the Department of Administration locked the general public out of the Capitol building, she felt she had a duty to stay. "I'm not going to go anywhere until the doors open," Kaplan said around noon Monday. "Somebody has to be here to represent what we're doing." >More
 This is what creativity looks like, part XII: Jasiri X stands up for workers

Pittsburgh-based rapper Jasiri X sends some Steel City love to Packerland in the new video "American Workers vs. Multi-Billionaires," a hip-hop take on the war against the middle class, from the front lines in Madison. >More
 Protester threatens suicide as tensions rise during Capitol lockdown

How tense are things getting at the Wisconsin Capitol? At 11 a.m., a guy was sitting on a second-story ledge on the outside of the building, above the King Street entrance. Five members of the Capitol police surrounded him, but at a respectful distance, lest he slide off the ledge to his death. >More
 Public locked out of Wisconsin Capitol as demonstrations embark upon third week

On Monday morning, the Capitol was supposed to resume normal business hours, opening to the public at 8 a.m. But as week three of the protest began, protesters found themselves locked out of the building. >More
 Flash mob serenades Wisconsin Capitol with 'Do You Hear the People Sing' (video)

The ongoing protests against Gov. Walker's proposal to strip public employees and their unions of collective bargaining rights hit yet another high note today with a rousing rendition of "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from Les Miserables early Sunday afternoon inside the Capitol. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 15

 Protesters defy deadline, remain inside Wisconsin Capitol over Sunday night

At 3:30 p.m., there was an announcement over the loudspeaker that the Capitol would close soon. Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) urged the crowd to go: "Do the most important thing of this campaign, which is to follow me out the door at 4 o'clock." He was widely booed, and responded, "I'm not telling you what to do, I'm asking you." Some did leave at 4 p.m. But thousands stayed. >More
 Protesters plan to defy order to vacate Wisconsin Capitol

A showdown looms between police and protesters as the state tries to close the Capitol on Sunday afternoon and resume normal business hours. Since the protest began two weeks ago, protesters have been staying 'round the clock inside, sleeping on the floor. On Friday, the state Department of Administration announced it would shut the Capitol beginning at 4 p.m. for cleaning and reopen it at 8 a.m. Monday. >More
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