MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A net put in place across the state Capitol rotunda following an altercation over the release of balloons is going to be taken down.
State’s facilities director Jeff Plale tells WISC-TV the net is ugly and visitors have an expectation on what they will see when they walk in. He said the net was only a test and it will be down before the building opens Monday.
Workers installed it Friday — one day after police arrested a state worker accused of popping a protester’s balloon and pushing the woman into a door.
The state has banned balloons in the Capitol because they can damage the historic murals.
Information from: WISC-TV, http://www.channel3000.com