On May 6, 2014, Capitol police officers removed the Rev. John Bennett (left), the Rev. Wallace Hartsfield Sr. and the Rev. Sam Mann, who locked arms during a protest in Missouri’s Senate gallery. They were with the Faith Community Rally protesting the Senate’s rejection of efforts to expand Medicaid coverage.
On May 6, 2014, Capitol police officers removed the Rev. John Bennett (left), the Rev. Wallace Hartsfield Sr. and the Rev. Sam Mann, who locked arms during a protest in Missouri’s Senate gallery. They were with the Faith Community Rally protesting the Senate’s rejection of efforts to expand Medicaid coverage. File photo by Julie Smith The Associated Press
On May 6, 2014, Capitol police officers removed the Rev. John Bennett (left), the Rev. Wallace Hartsfield Sr. and the Rev. Sam Mann, who locked arms during a protest in Missouri’s Senate gallery. They were with the Faith Community Rally protesting the Senate’s rejection of efforts to expand Medicaid coverage. File photo by Julie Smith The Associated Press

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