Capitol Police dragged disabled Trumpcare protesters away from Mitch McConnell’s office as they chanted “No cuts to Medicaid.”
Soon after Senate Republicans released the details of their healthcare bill, demonstrators gathered outside of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office (R-KY) to stage a “die-in” protest.
Pictures on social media show some of the protesters were in wheelchairs or wearing medical devices, and they were dragged off by Capitol Police.
According to the Washington Post, approximately 60 protesters chanted “No cuts to Medicaid — save our liberty.”
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) June 22, 2017
Another person just dragged away pic.twitter.com/H8ek4AjXrP
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) June 22, 2017
Blood on the floor outside of Leader Mcconnell's office as protestors are physically being removed. pic.twitter.com/z4gVd9t1qe
— Mariam Khan (@MKhan47) June 22, 2017
Q: Are you being arrested?
"Yes I am."
Officer wheeling her would not answer. pic.twitter.com/NmxGM9S4Z3
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) June 22, 2017