Protesters bring down Forward Statue outside Wisconsin State Capitol

Forward Statue

MADISON, Wis. — Protesters have brought down the Forward statue outside the Wisconsin State Capitol on Tuesday night.

The protest was sparked by the arrest of a Black activist who was protesting outside Cooper’s Tavern earlier in the day.

State assembly speaker Robin Vos took to Twitter late Tuesday night, calling the tearing down of the statue “absolutely despicable.”

“I am saddened at the cowardice of Madison officials to deal with these thugs,” Vos wrote.