Wednesday, June 15, 2011

People with Disabilities Protest at Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A dozen people with disabilities were camping out again Tuesday at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

They called it a nonviolent protest over cuts to disability funding and services. The group was initially cited by Capitol police for not having a permit. The permit was rescinded once the group acquired it, organizers said.

The protesters are asking state lawmakers to restore nearly $30 million in funding. The funding allows people with disabilities to live independently rather than at nursing facilities.

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