MADISON (WKOW) -- Some off-duty Madison Police officers joined the Solidarity Singers Tuesday for their regular noon sing-a-long protest in the Capitol rotunda.
27 News Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann reports a handful of arrests were made shortly after the sing-a-long began, but that there were no physical confrontations like we saw on Monday.
During Monday's protest, several Capitol police officers took 22-year-old Damon Terrell to the ground, cuffed him, then picked him up and carried him from the rotunda. Terrell's brother, CJ, was back at Tuesday's sing-a-long and told 27 News that Damon was still in jail and likely would not be in court for an arraignment until Thursday.
Terrell was not cited for participating in an unlawful event, but was charged with felony battery and resisting arrest. The Department of Administration hasn't explained to 27 News why Damon Terrell was targeted for arrest if he was only observing, as the charges imply and others there have claimed.
Capitol Police started arresting and citing the singers in July for gathering in too large a group without a permit. A federal judge ruled earlier this summer that Capitol Police could require permits for groups of 20 or more who gather for an event in the rotunda.
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