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Act 10 protests weren't like Jan. 6 -- Michael Cohen
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Act 10 protests weren't like Jan. 6 -- Michael Cohen

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The State Journal's recent article on the 10th anniversary of Act 10 states that former Gov. Scott Walker “said he saw some similarities between the overwhelmingly peaceful protests at the state Capitol and the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

I respectfully disagree.

The peaceful protesters who gathered in the Wisconsin Capitol entered the building unarmed, did not willfully destroy public property, did not ransack legislators’ offices, and did not beat any police officers to death.

Michael Cohen, Madison

The only Republican senator to vote against Act 10 a decade ago is our guest on today's political podcast, "Center Stage, with Milfred and Hands." Find it on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

See the whole series: The Great Divide: 10 years since Act 10

A decade later, the Wisconsin State Journal looks back at the historic debate and protests over the controversial anti-union law known as Act 10.

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