Madison police report no violent incidents after fourth night of protests

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say no incidents were reported after a fourth day of peaceful protests downtown.

In his nightly update, interim chief Vic Wahl said a group of several hundred people gathered at the Capitol Square after protests near the Public Safety Building and on the Beltline. Wahl says MPD officers helped block and re-route traffic to allow the protesters to walk down John Nolen Drive to the Capitol.

Once at the Capitol, the group marched around the square several times despite Tuesday night’s heavy rain. The group left for the night shortly after midnight, and State Street remained largely quiet for the first time in days.

Officers did make two arrests earlier in the night for spray painting, but as of 4 a.m. no violence or looting was reported.