Disability rights protesters arrested outside GOP senator's office

More than a dozen disability rights protesters were arrested outside Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanOvernight Defense: Pompeo pressed on move to pull troops from Germany | Panel abruptly scraps confirmation hearing | Trump meets family of slain soldier Pompeo, lawmakers tangle over Germany troop withdrawal Senate report says Russian oligarchs evading U.S. sanctions through big-ticket art purchases MORE's (R-Ohio) office on Friday, while gathering to oppose Senate Republican's healthcare bill.

According to multiple reports Friday, at least 15 people were arrested during the protests, after camping out in the senator's Cincinnati office for several hours. The protest drew around 50 people.

Video captured by those in attendance shows the arrests.


The protest was organized by the disability rights group ADAPT, which has been holding protests around the country to oppose the GOP health care bill and cuts to Medicaid.

Last month, a group of disability activists spent 24 hours in Sen. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerOn The Trail: The first signs of a post-Trump GOP GOP fears Trump attacks on mail-in vote will sabotage turnout Chamber of Commerce endorses Ernst for reelection MORE's (R-Colo.) Denver office starting Tuesday to protest against the Senate GOP ObamaCare repeal bill. 

Protesters arrived at 9:30 a.m., and a handful refused to leave at the end of the day, the Denver Post reported. Most of the group that spent the night in Gardner's office use wheelchairs.