Brooklyn Spectator: Rep. Nydia Velázquez and District Leader Jo Anne Simon arrested at LICH protest

By Heather Chin

Two more elected officials were arrested at the latest protest in support of keeping Long Island College Hospital (LICH) open.

This morning, Congressmember Nydia Velázquez and District Leader Jo Anne Simon were placed in plastic handcuffs for blocking traffic along Atlantic Avenue at Hicks Street during another #saveLICH protest. Both representatives, along with Velázquez's community coordinator Dan Wiley, and five other protestors, were taken to the 76th Precinct stationhouse. The eight were later released shortly before 2 p.m., to the cheers of a "welcoming committee" of dozens of LICH and Brooklyn hospital supporters.

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