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Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Seventeen protesters have been arrested on the third day of a crackdown for gathering in the Wisconsin state Capitol without a permit.

Gov. Scott Walker's administration said Friday that 17 citations were issued during the event and 14 more will be sent to people for participating based on video evidence.

Since Wednesday, 79 citations have been issued to people for gathering in the Capitol without a permit.

The noontime singers say they have a constitutional right to be there without a permit. Walker's administration says the gathering is illegal without a permit, but will issue one to the singers if they would apply.

The singers have been coming to the Capitol ever weekday since March 2011.

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