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Was a Democrat-led protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol in 2011 as violent as the U.S. Capitol protest in 2021?

No. Law enforcement officers and public officials present during the 2011 pro-union protests at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison have described them as largely peaceful. This contrasts with the characterization of the Jan. 6, 2021 protest at the U.S. Capitol. Numerous authorities, both Democratic and Republican, have characterized Jan. 6 as violent.