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State lawmaker tackled trying to enter Capitol

MADISON (AP) -- A state lawmaker is tackled by police as he tried to enter the state Capitol that was closed to the public.

Democratic Representative Nick Milroy of South Range in northwestern Wisconsin was trying to get into the Capitol Thursday night to retrieve some clothes from his office. Video shows him struggling with officers at an entrance before he was tackled.

Dane County judge ruled Thursday protesters could no longer spend the night to show their opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate nearly all collective bargaining rights for most public workers. Milroy was one of four Democratic Assembly members who moved their desks outside the Capitol Tuesday after access for the public was restricted.

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