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Protesters escorted out by police after WEDC Foxconn meeting disruption

Posted at 3:32 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 18:26:24-05

MADISON -- Several protesters briefly disrupted the WEDC board Wednesday as it discussed whether or not to approve a $3 billion incentive plan for a Foxconn Technology Group plant in Wisconsin.

The protesters arrived about a half hour into the meeting. They criticized the WEDC for committing billions in taxpayer dollars without revealing the details of the contract to the public. 

Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) motioned that the vote be made in open session instead, but that motion was voted down.

Police eventually escorted the protesters out of the room. Nobody was arrested.