Woman detained for allegedly writing on Kenosha County Courthouse steps as protesters gather
KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A woman was detained in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse Friday night, Nov. 19, for allegedly writing on the courthouse wall and steps. It appears to be in chalk. It says "Judge Schroeder must go."
Protesters remain at the scene and were more vocal as the evening went on.
Video shows squads pull up with lights and sirens. Officers jump out and detain one woman who protesters say had arrived about 20 minutes earlier.
There were about 30 protesters out at the time, people on both sides of the Kyle Rittenhouse debate.
They were arguing with each other, and it was loud, but the sirens silenced everyone.
A crowd of media ran to see what was going on, and this is what we heard.
"They came over and asked if she had written something up there. We went up there after and in chalk it says Bruce Schroeder must go. They asked her, I believe she said no. She wasn't read her rights. She was arrested and then they took her off."
We've learned that the woman was later released from custody and issued a $700 ticket.
This is the woman who police detained outside the Kenosha County courthouse tonight. She says she got a $700 ticket for writing in chalk on the courthouse steps. pic.twitter.com/tuUdoiV8cz— Michele Fiore (@michelehana) November 20, 2021
About 30-40 people remain outside the courthouse as of 10 p.m. Friday night.