- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

MADISON (AP) - Ten people have been arrested amid protests in Madison over police accountability after demonstrators blocked traffic and refused to move.

WKOW-TV reports the protest began Thursday afternoon at a building that houses the headquarters for the statewide police union.

Police said in a statement that the crowd of 50 to 75 protesters left the building when asked and moved into an intersection, blocking traffic.

Police say most of the protesters cooperated with warnings to clear the road, but a small group that chained their arms together with pipe and chains and blocked the intersection for about two hours during rush hour. It led to traffic backups, and police say several ambulances headed to hospitals were delayed.

Police say the arrests were on charges including obstructing the roadway and resisting and obstructing officers.


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