Handicapped Protest Closes Rotunda


Handicapped Protest Closes Rotunda

The Capitol Rotunda was closed for about an hour on Wednesday because of a protest of about 40 people, the majority of whom were in wheelchairs.
Members of the group ADAPT, which organizes disability rights activists, were protesting against the American Health Care Act currently being debated in Congress and proposed cuts to Medicaid.
54 arrests were made in the Rotunda, 41 of which were females and 13 were males. They were charged under D.C. Code § 22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding, according to Capitol Police. 
“I want the Medicaid,” the protesters yelled and held signs that carried statements like “Medicaid= life 4 disabled.” The …

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