Wisconsin virus order protesters vow to rally without permit

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Organizers of a rally against Wisconsin's stay-at-home order say they're proceeding with the event on Friday even though their permit to hold it on the grounds of the state Capitol has been denied.

The planned rally is the latest in a string of events in Wisconsin and elsewhere organized by opponents of orders designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Organizer Madison Elmer said she learned this week that the permit was denied because the gathering would be in violation of the current order barring gatherings of any size.

Elmer pledged Wednesday to forge ahead with the protest.

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