Protesters gather in front of Mitch McConnell's office for 'die

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 26, 2017

Some of the protesters were in wheelchairs as they blocked the hallway, while others were wearing medical devices, and as they protested health care measures that would potentially threaten their lives, police dragged the protesters away from McConnell's office. The bill would cut funds to Medicaid, defund Planned Parenthood for one year, and repeal taxes on wealthy Americans that were used to fund healthcare for less affluent Americans.

The 28 female and 15 male protesters who were arrested were transported to Capitol Police headquarters for processing, authorities said.

Disabled protestors were removed from outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office on Thursday, and images from the protest have become some of the most compelling of the healthcare debate so far.

The protest came on the same day Senate Republican leaders released their version of a bill that would repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health law.

The rally was organized by ADAPT, a national disability rights organization, according to CNN.

The protesters staged a sit-in, which they called a "die-in", and chanted "No cuts to Medicaid!"

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McConnell's office referred to Capitol Police for comment. The bill limits Medicaid spending.

Daily Beast reporter Andrew Desiderio also tweeted several photos and videos from the protest. So, the protesters felt it was incumbent to voice their concerns to one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress. But the violence that these protesters faced at the hands of Capitol Police is upsetting. "My people are going to die because of these decisions".

There were reports of blood on the ground and paramedics arriving on the scene.

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