Taxpayers on the hook for Madison Women’s March

Photo: Getty Images [Ed. Note: Image is from the Boston Women's March]

MADISON, Wis. — By all official accounts, last month’s Women’s March on Madison was a peaceful demonstration by a left-wing that has declared rhetorical war against Republican President Donald Trump and all they think he stands for.

But the march that drew an estimated 100,000 people to downtown Madison didn’t come free, and taxpayers of all political persuasions will be forced to pick up the tab.

Call it the price of protest.

While it’s hard to see the damage though a thin blanket of snow cover, the massive march on Jan. 21, the day after Trump’s inauguration, did a number on the Capitol grounds.

Portions of the lawn will have to be re-seeded at a quoted price of $2,280, according to the Wisconsin Department of Administration.

A DOA spokesman tells Wisconsin Watchdog that Capitol Police incurred $467.78 in overtime wages working the event, and the Wisconsin State Patrol paid out $318.28 in overtime costs.

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