Capitol Hill police arrested the president of the North Carolina NAACP on Thursday morning after he led a protest of the Senate’s proposed health care repeal-and-replace bill.
Rev. William J. Barber II, who was protesting in his role as president of Repairers of the Breach, was released from jail by 2 p.m. In the morning, he and other faith leaders led a group of about 50 people to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office in the U.S. Capitol. The group gathered a few blocks away at 10 a.m. and walked to the Capitol, chanting and singing along the way. Many carried signs that said “Love Thy Neighbor. (No exceptions.)”
Once the group entered the Capitol and gathered outside McConnell’s office, several leaders spoke, couching their objections to the proposed legislation in moral and religious terms. McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, was not present at any point during the protest.
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