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Wisconsin Safer at Home protesters vow to rally without permit

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 12:23:05-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Organizers of a rally against Wisconsin’s stay-at-home order say they're proceeding with the event on Friday even though their permit to hold it on the grounds of the state Capitol has been denied.

The planned rally is the latest in a string of events in Wisconsin and elsewhere organized by opponents of orders designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Organizer Madison Elmer said she learned this week that the permit was denied because the gathering would be in violation of the current order barring gatherings of any size. Elmer pledged Wednesday to forge ahead with the protest.

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