Police tackle lawmaker as he enters Wisconsin Capitol

Demonstrators at the Capitol building in Madison are protesting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's legislation to cut public employees' benefits and eliminate most of their collective bargaining rights.
The Associated Press
Friday, March 4, 2011; 9:18 AM

MADISON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin state lawmaker has been tackled by police as he tried to enter the state Capitol that is closed to the public.

Democratic Representative Nick Milroy of South Range in northwestern Wisconsin was trying to retrieve some clothes from his office in the Capitol Thursday night. Video from WISN-TV shows police officers pulling him away from a revolving door and tackling him to the ground before he is able to show his ID.

A judge ruled Thursday that no one can stay at the Capitol overnight to protest Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers. Milroy was one of four Democratic Assembly members who moved their desks outside the Capitol Tuesday after public access was restricted.


WISN-TV's video:http://bit.ly/e81qkV

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