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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

 3:39 PM 

Senate in recess as protester carried out

The Senate has broken for recess as a protester wearing a sign reading "free speech" was removed from the chamber by police.

The young man, who has been a fixture at the Capitol over the last couple months, was carried out with one officer at his shoulders and another at his feet.

The disruption came as the Senate was beginning debate on a bill to require voters to show photo ID to vote.

Two cohorts of the man argued with police as the tried to remove him. Shouting could be heard in the for several minutes before order was restored.


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