MASS DEMONSTRATIONS

February 17, 2011

MPD Urges Continued Civility & Decorum

By all indications, Thursday could mark the largest mass demonstrations - thus far - this week. Starting at 10:30 a.m., it appears UW students, and others, will march from campus to the Capitol, up State Street. This will likely cause streets crossing State Street to be closed for periods of time. In addition, there are contingency plans to shut down all or part of the Capitol Square to traffic, depending of crowd size. The Madison Police Department (MPD) is proud of the way protesters have conducted themselves, and Chief Noble Wray hopes all will continue to exercise civility and decorum. Once again, Capitol Police are asking people to keep signs attached to sticks outside of State Capitol, as they will not be allowed inside. Motorists should be advised that there will likely be delays around the downtown area.

Contact:
  • Joel DeSpain, 266-4897