In Great Falls, Drawing Chalk Outlines to Protest Health Care Vote

By Beacon Staff

You don’t often see this kind of attention-grabbing protest in Montana. People here are more inclined to simply hold signs and chant slogans when exercising their Constitutional right to peacefully assemble.

In Great Falls Thursday, protesters gathered outside of Congressman Denny Rehberg’s office Thursday and drew chalk outlines around each other to “symbolize the 45,000 citizens who die every year in this country because they lack health insurance and can’t get adequate care.” From KFBB:

Rehberg’s Spokesperson Jed Link told the station, “(Rehberg has) heard from thousands of Montanans, and the vast majority agree that health care reform is necessary but don’t want to merely replace an insurance bureaucrat with a more expensive government bureaucrat.”

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