MADISON (WKOW) -- Capitol police arrested seven protesters Wednesday for holding banners inside the capitol without a permit.
The Department of Administration says the demonstrators had their signs in the rotunda during a blood drive for which the American Red Cross had a permit.
According to the DOA, 13 protesters were originally warned by police to remove their signs and officers gave them the option to continue their demonstration outside the building. Seven protesters refused to comply.
Police issued citations to those seven protesters.
New Capitol police chief David Erwin has said his department will more strictly enforce the Capitol's permit policy.
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