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    MERRILL — A group of northern Wisconsin residents seeking the recall of state Sen. Jim Holperin claim union protesters destroyed petitions and prevented people from signing the forms to oust the senator.Leaders of the Recall Jim Holperin Committee will hold a press conference at noon today outside the Lincoln County Courthouse where a conflict arose five days ago between the committee and pro-union protesters
    According to the committee’s news release issued late Monday, recall committee members were encircled at the rally by pro-union protesters carrying signs. The mass of protesters blocked the people with the recall petitions, preventing others from signing the petitions, according to the news release.

    The committee also said that one pro-union protester pretended to be interested in signing a petition, wrote profanity across a partially collected petition form, and ripped up nearby completed petitions.

    The committee said that police did not clear the walkway for citizens who wanted to sign a petition and failed to act on the destruction of the petitions, which is a felony offense, according to the release.

    “The people of the 12th (Senate) District of Wisconsin can not and will not allow this thuggery and bullying to continue,” recall leader Kim Simac said in the news release. “As honorable citizens, I believe we all have an obligation to stand up for the rule of law, which is why I am taking this action.”

    Merrill Police Chief Ned Seubert said this morning that the department responded to two calls related to the rally, a complaint about a man who was yelling in the face of another person and a petition that was torn up. The man could not be found and no one could identify the person who tore up the petition, Seubert said.

    Seubert said he is meeting with recall committee members at 10 a.m. to discuss their concerns.

    The rally last week was originally scheduled to be held at a Merrill restaurant, but was moved to the courthouse after the owners received “concerning phone calls,” according to the news release.

    Holperin, D-Conover, is one of 14 state Democrat senators who fled to Illinois for three weeks in an attempt to delay a vote on Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill.
    Its interesting. The efforts to recall Republican senators hit a snag in that they haven't been able to get enough signatures. No-one on the Republican side is doing anything to cause any problems for the recall efforts.

    Meanwhile, on the other side of the aisle, the "peaceful" protesters are directly obstructing efforts to recall a Democratic senator.

    How progressive of them.....

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    Again, it shows the Progressives are the aggressors most of the time. For such peace-loving folks, they sure can't handle any opposition. During orientation, I tell all of the new students to be very careful about attending or even being near any kind of protest. Depending on who is protesting, those things can go bad quickly.
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