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Wis. protesters can retrieve signs throughout week


MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Officials are giving protesters until the end of the week to pick up signs they left hanging on the walls of the Capitol.

Department of Administration officials will have signs ready for retrieval starting Tuesday in room B257. The room will be open for three hours each day beginning at 1 p.m. through Friday.

Any signs not retrieved from protesters after Friday will be offered to the State Historical Society for preservation or thrown away.

All signs still hanging on Capitol walls were removed over the weekend.

Officials claim the signs may have damaged the marble and estimate repairs to the Capitol could cost anywhere between $350,000 and $7.5 million, depending on the extent of the damage inside and on the Capitol lawn.

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