Demonstration in Downtown Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A group of people are holding a demonstration through Monday night outside the American Nurses Association office in Silver Spring, Maryland, officials said.

The group identified as 'Adapt' held a demonstration in the 8500 block of Georgia Avenue. Officials said people in wheel chairs blocked Georgia Avenue at Wayne Avenue from 9:00 p.m. until 10:20 p.m. On Twitter, the group said they will be protesting outside the offices through Monday night into Tuesday.

On the website for 'Adapt' who identify themselves as a 'national grassroots disability rights organization fighting to end the institutional bias', it says:

"Americans with disabilities have fought and won many freedoms in our nation, but when times are hard our basic liberties are in jeopardy. But just like Americans of the past, we will not allow our nation to step backward toward oppression and segregation. Wherever you are, join with ADAPT to say "My Medicaid Matters!"

On Sunday, May 4 begin following the ADAPT action right here. Each morning the ADAPT Action Report will bring photos, news and commentary directly from activists in the streets."


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