300 gather in front of Travis Childers’ Tupelo office to protest health care

More than 300 sign-wielding protesters rallied in front of U.S. Rep. Travis Childers’ office in Fairpark.

Protest organizer Grant Sowell said the noontime event was held to give people the chance to publicly exercise their First Amendment right to free speech.

“These are people who have an opinion and who want to come out and voice their opinions,” said Sowell, who also organized the “tea party” rallies in Tupelo earlier this year. “Most everyone out here knows there are some flaws in the current health care system that need to be fixed. But we don’t feel things are being handled the right way with this bill.”

Daily Journal
8/23/9