Capitol Chaos: Police To Limit Capitol Access
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Police in the Wisconsin state Capitol are intending to start removing sleeping bags and other items used by protesters who have been spending the night in the building for more than a week starting Friday afternoon.
A pamphlet distributed to law enforcement officer on Friday instructs police to begin removing sleeping bags, air mattresses, blankets, tables, coolers and other items starting at 4 p.m.
The document also instructs police to not allow any sleeping on the second, third or fourth floors of the building.
Gov. Scott Walker's spokesman Cullen Werwie says people can still spend the night in the building if they wish. He says the new restrictions were made to ensure the safety and public health of everyone.