6 anti-Trump demonstrators arrested at Wisconsin hotel

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Posted: Mar 29, 2016 12:27 AM

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Six people have been arrested while protesting a planned Wisconsin campaign stop by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

The Janesville Gazette (http://bit.ly/1VQGDa3 ) reports about 60 protesters occupied the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express in Janesville on Monday night and about 20 more stood outside. Trump has scheduled an appearance there Tuesday in advance of Wisconsin's primary April 5.

The protest began around 6 p.m. The newspaper reports most participants left by 7:15 p.m. but six stayed in the lobby and were using PVC pipe to link their arms. Authorities had to separate them.

Janesville police Sgt. Mike Blaser says police gave the protesters several chances to leave the building without being arrested but they refused.

More protests are planned Tuesday.

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Information from: The Janesville Gazette, http://www.gazetteextra.com