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Protesters pull down Lady Forward statue, Col. Hans Christian Heg outside State Capitol

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Protesters pulled down the Forward statue that normally stands outside the State Capitol and left it lying in the middle of the road.

Lance Veeser is with our sister station WKOW in Madison.

Demonstrators had been marching around downtown Madison, frustrated after the arrest of a protester earlier in the day.

The same group also tore down the Col. Hans Christian Heg statue a short time later. The group then went on to throw the statue into Lake Monona. Heg fought for the Union during the Civil War and was a stark opponent of slavery during that time.

Glass of the Tommy Thompson Center on W. Washington Avenue was also smashed out a short time later.


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