Police Haul Off Protesters, Some With Disabilities, From Mitch McConnell’s Office

Capitol Police forcibly removed protesters gathered outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Thursday, with at least one photo showing drops of blood on the hallway floor.

The crowd was protesting the health care bill that Senate had written in secret at McConnell’s direction. Judging by photos and video from reporters, the senator’s staffers didn’t appreciate their presence.

Police reportedly arrested more than 20 protesters, many of whom were in wheelchairs and on respirators.

  • SAUL LOEB via Getty Images
    US Capitol Police arrest a protestor against the Senate Republican’s draft healthcare bill outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday.
  • Mark Wilson via Getty Images
    Members of a group with disabilities were protesting the proposed GOP health care plan that was unveiled today.
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    A demonstrator protesting cuts to Medicaid is carried away.
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  • Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
    A protester is escorted by police.

 

 

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