New Rules In Madison Ban Signs, Outbursts, Blankets, Crockpots. Tractors Are (Hopefully) Exempt.

Abby Zimet

Wisconsin protesters were deemed so peaceable that law enforcement officials thanked them for "their collective demeanor," and so significant that the Historical Society preserved signs and banners before officials removed them. Still, higher-ups have seen fit to issue strict new library-like Capitol rules to prevent a repeat of the rowdiness. No clapping, leaning, cameras, books, pillows, noisemakers, massage chairs, animals (?) or much of anything else. Despite their best efforts, people are still coming: Farmers bring their tractors and solidarity Saturday in a tractorcade organized by three statewide groups. For now, a stirring slideshow of the drama to date.


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