Disability rights protesters arrested outside GOP senator's office

More than a dozen disability rights protesters were arrested outside Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanBiden says transition outreach from Trump administration has been 'sincere' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump holds his last turkey pardon ceremony The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience 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 GardnerHillicon Valley: Trump fires top federal cybersecurity official, GOP senators push back | Apple to pay 3 million to resolve fight over batteries | Los Angeles Police ban use of third-party facial recognition software Senate passes bill to secure internet-connected devices against cyber vulnerabilities Democrats vent to Schumer over Senate majority failure 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.