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Progressive Magazine editor among arrests at Capitol Thursday

The rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, WI
The rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, WI

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The long-time editor of Madison’s Progressive Magazine is free on a $300 bond, after he was arrested during Thursday’s State Capitol protest by the Solidarity Singers.

Matt Rothschild was arrested for misdemeanor obstruction and resisting arrest. Officials said he did not comply with an order to move away after he photographed arrests of others who were cited.

Rothschild did identify himself as a journalist who was working.

A Walker administration spokeswoman said the Progressive editor interfered with an officer while he was detaining another person.

22 non-criminal citations were given by Capitol Police Thursday, including one to Madison alderman Mark Clear.

Over 220 arrests have been made since the administration began cracking down on the anti-Walker signing group that refuses to get required state permits for Capitol gatherings. 

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