MADISON, Wis. - Governor Scott Walker released a statement on the situation at the proposed mine site in Iron County, Wisconsin.
Video posted to the Internet shows activists confronting workers at a mining site, yelling at them and telling them to leave the land. The activists also took video of the equipment and activities at the site.
Gogebic Taconite hired guards after the incident.
Here's the statement from Governor Walker:
"The type of harassment and abuse we saw on the recent video of radical activists at Gogebic Taconite's proposed mine site has no place in Wisconsin. These extremists - who are disrupting work and causing harm to law-abiding employees - should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I appreciate the efforts of law enforcement in the area and spoke with the Iron County Sheriff to offer any assistance that may be needed going forward. The laws of Wisconsin will be upheld."
Warning: The video of the activists contains graphic language.Video shows activists at mining site
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