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Net installed in Capitol rotunda

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A net has been put in place across the entire state Capitol rotunda following an altercation over the release of balloons.

The net installed before the Capitol opened on Monday is just above the fourth floor railing.

It comes after police arrested a state worker for allegedly popping a protester's balloon on Monday.

Police have arrested a state worker who allegedly popped a protester's balloon at the state Capitol Monday and pushed the woman into a door.

Protesters have been bringing balloons into the building and releasing them to the top of the rotunda, requiring state workers to retrieve them. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration did not immediately return a message Friday seeking details about the net.

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