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Wisconsin State Senator Assaulted as Statues Toppled from Capitol Grounds

HeadlineJun 25, 2020

In Wisconsin, Democratic state Senator Tim Carpenter was hospitalized after he was assaulted on Tuesday during a chaotic night in Madison. Carpenter said he was punched multiple times and kicked in the head after he took a brief video of protesters on his phone. On the same night, a group of people took down two statues in the city — one for the abolitionist Union Army Colonel Hans Christian Heg and another known as the “Forward” Statue that has come to represent women’s rights. Several historians questioned why these statues were targeted, but one activist said the prominent display of those statues creates a “false representation of what this city is.”

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