The radicals have grey hair: 47 senior citizens arrested today in Chicago protest against cuts
November 7, 2011
From today 11/7: Jane Addams Senior Caucus staged a sit-in to protest social security and medicare cuts in alliance with Occupy Chicago. 47 senior citizens were arrested – 3 of which were in wheelchairs, according to Occupy Chicago’s tweets. Their action was outside the offices of Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk.
“Many older women, especially older women of color, would suffer the brunt of these cuts…Senator Durbin and Senator Kirk need to hear that seniors are the members of the 99% and have something to say about this issue and these programs.”-Mary Burns, leader of the Jane Addams Senior Caucus, in a statement, according to NBC Chicago.
According to HuffPo, Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Danny Davis appeared at the protest.