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No arrests during Capitol sing along

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - There have been no arrests during the daily sing along inside the Wisconsin Capitol because a Madison television station got a permit for a similar event.

Russell Bruhn, news director of WMTV, says the NBC station got the permit for Wednesday to see how the process worked. He says the station got the permit for its own usage and not anyone else's.

Capitol Police watched but did not arrest any of the 50 or more singers inside the rotunda.

A federal judge has said the state can require permits for groups of more than 20, and since last week police have issued more than 120 tickets.

The singers argue they don't need a permit to exercise their free speech rights.

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