[Hpn] Disabled Rights protest in S.F.

chance martin streetsheet@sf-homeless-coalition.org
Tue, 23 Oct 2001 09:46:58 -0700

Rights protest in S.F.

Tuesday, October 23, 2001
©2001 San Francisco Chronicle


Activists for the rights of the disabled, many of them in wheelchairs,
blocked off the streets around San Francisco City Hall yesterday afternoon
and halted traffic in the Civic Center area. They also blocked the main
entrances to City Hall.

They were protesting the city's plan to rebuild Laguna Honda Hospital, its
long-term care center. Critics want the hospital closed and public money and
emphasis shifted to in-home care and community-operated facilities.

The protesters, who numbered more than 100, are affiliated with Americans
Disabled for Attendant Programs, the Denver group that is holding its
semiannual meeting in San Francisco.

©2001 San Francisco Chronicle   Page A - 12

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