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Soglin slams arrested protesters

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 MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison mayor Paul Soglin criticized demonstrators who shut down East Washington Avenue Tuesday in protest of the deadly police shooting of Tony Robinson on March 6.

Four people were arrested and 11 others cited after they blocked the street for about eight hours.

Mayor Soglin said some of the demonstrators were not engaging in true civil disobedience, as they claimed.

 "In the true spirit of civil disobedience and passive resistance, there is to be no resistance on the part of the individual being arrested and there is to be no interference with the arrest by any outside party," he said.

Demonstrators claimed the protest became violent when police officers began arresting people.

Today, Soglin said police acted appropriately, and things got out of hand only when outside parties interfered.

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