Massive sing-along turnout forces DOA to back down

After weeks of controversy surrounding a new policy that would require groups of four or more protesters to seek a permit from the state 72 hours in advance of a protest and potentially pay for police at the cost of $50 per hour per officer, the Wisconsin Department of Administration is now saying it will not take any steps to enforce the policy. According to Channel 27 news, "DOA spokesperson Jocelyn Webster reiterated the agency's stance today that no arrests will be made for violating the policy," saying that "if someone is holding an event without a permit, they will be given a permit application and strongly encouraged to apply, but that Capitol Police will take no action beyond that." The reversal comes after more than 500 people packed the Capitol rotunda to take part in Solidarity Sing-Along, a singing protest that has taken place in the Capitol every weekday since March 11th. See the full story here...