15 arrests in Madison following more violence overnight

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MADISON, Wis. (Wisconsin State Journal) — A small group of demonstrators broke boarded-up stores early Tuesday morning in downtown Madison, marking a third night of confrontations with police who sprayed tear gas to clear the crowd.

Madison police said 15 people were arrested, bringing the total number of arrests since Saturday to at least 32. Madison is among the cities in Wisconsin and nationwide where anger over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked peaceful protests but also property damage and vandalism. Madison Police Chief Vic Wahl said in his blog Tuesday that multiple police officers were struck with rocks and projectiles.