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Wis. police say 2 arrested at Capitol on Thursday


MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State officials say two people were arrested at the Capitol as they tried to force their way inside.

Department of Administration officials said they were arrested Thursday morning as protesters demanded to be let inside. Police opened the Capitol about three hours late because they dragged protesters out of the Assembly lobby and then performed a security sweep of the entire building.

DOA spokesman Tim Donovan said on Thursday no one had been arrested. On Friday morning he said he had learned two people were arrested as they tried to push past police and enter through a side entrance before the building opened.

Donovan says they will not be charged.

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