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Taken Down: Dem Lawmaker Tackled by Police at Wisconsin Capitol

Is this a case of highly coincidental – and unfortunate – mistaken identity?

A Democratic representative from Wisconsin was tackled by police Thursday evening as he attempted to enter the state Capitol building after it was ordered closed by a judge earlier in
the day.

Rep. Nick Milroy of South Range arrived at the Capitol sometime after 6 p.m., when it was closed to the public for the first time in weeks. Upon arriving, he was greeted by some police tasked with the guarding the building’s entrance. The officers – who needless to say must be exhausted – apparently mistook Milroy for one of the hundreds of protesters who have been camped out inside the building and were reluctant to leave. After a brief interaction, where Milroy attempted to show his ID, one of the guards tackled him, bringing him to the ground.

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