The Manhattan Times: The Pitchforks are Coming! #RevolutionIsSexy
May 12, 2017
The agitated crowd outside Harlem Success Academy 1 fumed over Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare and slash education funding. Protesters blasted Ryan’s lead role in pushing the proposed American Health Care Act, which threatens to rip health insurance from 24 million Americans and penalize those with pre-existing conditions.
The school serves students in grades K-4.
People chanted “Die quick if you get sick!” and “How can you sleep at night? Healthcare is a human right!” as they waited for Ryan to arrive at the 118thStreet school. Many were clad in death-themed costumes, suggesting that more Americans would die from illness if Obamacare was replaced.
“It’s utter hypocrisy for Ryan to look people in the eye and smile and say this is going to help them,” said Marni Halasa, dressed as a skeleton, of the proposed GOP health plan. “Also, they did not even let the Congressional Budget Office determine what the impact will be. This is a sham democracy.”