KENOSHA, Wis (WSAU) Police have ordered a half-dozen protestors not to enter Congressman Paul Ryan’s district office in Kenosha. They’ve been picketing outside the office since last Thursday.
Janet Veum of Wisconsin Jobs Now said the demonstrators are unemployed residents. And her group helped arrange the protests in order to talk with the Republican House Budget chairman about economic issues. Yesterday, Ryan’s staff and the building’s owner complained to Kenosha Police. They said the demonstrators were disrupting things. Police said there were no arrests, and the protestors have complied with the order. Ryan himself has not been at the Kenosha office since the demonstrations began. He’s been on vacation.
Ryan’s staff said they offered to arrange a conference call with Ryan, or to have the group make a written request to meet with him in the near future – but the protestors said no to both offers. A similar sit-in is being allowed to continue at Ryan’s office in Racine.