Wisconsin Singers Arrested for Fourth Day

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Freedom ArrestedMadison, WI - Tomorrow the Solidarity Sing Along (SSA) will likely see it’s 100th person arrested for singing. Last week, close to sixty protestors were already handcuffed and hauled away for singing and today the single highest arrest total was reached, with thirty singers being taken to the basement of the Capitol and processed with $200 citations for singing without a permit. Yes, singing in their own Capitol Rotunda, without a permit as they have done since the Wisconsin Uprising began back in 2011. Recently though, Walker has stepped up his attacks on the group by passing new Capitol Rules that force groups of 20 or more to get a permit, which SSA participants have overwhelmingly voted against doing. After all, why should they have to ask for permission to protest their own government?Raging Grannies

These recent arrests come on the heels of Walker arresting protestors for having tape placed over their mouths in a silent protest over a controversial mandatory ultrasound bill passed a month ago.

Photos used courtesy of Leslie Amsterdam.

Walker’s new rules also outlaw the use of chalk on Capitol grounds. Recently, an activist was actually tried and convicted of chalking on the Capitol grounds!

Walker’s Capitol Police seem to be very much targeting activists with these arrests. The arresting routine has been very predictable. Groups of 2-6 officers meander their way through the singers, hand-picking the activists they deem worthy of arrest. They are also intimidating and threatening arrest of anyone who happens to be simply watching the Sing Along, as has happened to many tourists.Police StateEver since last Wednesday, when the recent string of arrests started, the numbers at the SSA have grown, but Wisconsinites need to come and voice their outrage (quite literally) with the group this week. They sing every weekday in the Capitol, except Friday, at noon and with close to 100 arrests and over 120 citations issued since last Wednesday, it’s time others start making their way to the Capitol to join these freedom fighters.

At www.solidaritysingalong.org you’ll find information about the history of the Solidarity Sing Along, why it’s participants are fighting to uphold the constitutionally guaranteed rights of freedoms of speech and assembly. 

You’ll also see how you can donate to help with court costs (not lawyers fees) for citizens arrested at Wisconsin State Capitol for SINGING, CLAPPING, HOLDING SIGNS, OR JUST OBSERVING the Solidarity Sing Along. No donation is too small… or too large. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Photo album of arrests from today is here.

3 thoughts on “Wisconsin Singers Arrested for Fourth Day

  1. Makedah Sari

    How DUMB and IGNORANT is the government? It is unfortunate that people with mental disorders are voted into legislation and allowed to make decisions for Americans and are not be drug out of the Senate and House seats on their ears for passing ignorant legislation such as this. When will these idiots lose their opportunity to NEVER legislate again, nor their childrens childrens children.

  2. david benson

    Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Abraham Lincoln

    This is our one chance to bring about revolutionary changes as to what kind of future this planet will have. UNITE AGAINST THE GLOBAL BANKING CARTEL! If we don’t go for the JUGULAR, they will keep their power. Lets exercise ours now, UNITED AGAINST THEM, WE WILL WIN! Most importantly our children, grandchildren, and future generations of all life on earth, will win most of all. My facebook site is open for those that would like deeper historical details on the BANKSTERS.

    Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
    “Thomas Jefferson”

    My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
    “Abraham Lincoln”

    ” Karma Or Destiny Depends On , What The Soul Does About What It Has Become Aware Of”… Edgar Cayce

  3. Steve Justino

    There is hope for democracy as long as THE PEOPLE keep singing in Madison!!

    I stand with the SSA!!

    Steve Justino
    Co-Chair, Colorado Move to Amend

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