Several detained during protest at Sen. Rob Portman’s office in Columbus

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police are responding to reports of protests at Sen. Rob Portman’s office in downtown Columbus.

Police are detaining several people.

The protesters were asking Portman to vote no on the senate’s new health care bill that they say would take away coverage from those who have the most need.

The demonstration was organized by disability rights groups ADAPT. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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