Madison police still haven't arrested anybody during the two weeks of protests at the State Capitol, but a woman was cited on Sunday for spitting on a 10-year-old girl holding a protest sign.
Gozde Cakici, 29, Madison, was cited for disorderly conduct following the incident that was reported at 10:44 a.m. Sunday on State Street by family members of the 10-year-old girl, Madison police said.
The woman also spat at a Dane County sheriff's deputy.
"The 10-year-old was holding a sign and chanting, 'What's disgusting, union busting,'" said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. "The suspect said nothing to the girl but spit at her, with the spittle ending up on the girl's scarf."
Police arrived and cited the woman for disorderly conduct.
"She spoke broken English and it wasn't clear why she was spitting, since she also voiced displeasure with Gov. Walker," DeSpain said.
A police sergeant told the girl he was sorry for what had happened and that she had every right to exercise her First Amendment rights.
To date, there have been no physical arrests of protesters by Madison police.