Rev. William Barber Arrested For Protesting Outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's Office

StoryfulNewsPublished: July 13, 20174 views
Published: July 13, 2017

A march against the Senate Republicans’ health care bill on July 13 ended with the arrests of Rev. William Barber and Pastor Traci Blackmon. An estimated 50 protesters were led by Barber and Blackmon to the Russell Senate Office Building, where they staged a protest outside Senator Mitch McConnell’s office. The protesters rallied against the Republicans’ Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would replace the Affordable Care Act. Barber is the chairman of the NAACP’s Legislative Political Action Committee. Credit: Instagram/Rev. Jason Carson Wilson via Storyful, Justice & Peace Policy Fellow, United Church of Christ, Justice & Witness Ministries

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