A deranged biker who self-described as an alt-right Trump supporter was arrested by San Francisco police after driving his bike at a group of protesters demonstrating against the federal health care bill in an apparent attempt to hit them, SF Gate reported.
According to witnesses as well as photographs and videos from the scene, the motorcyclist headed right into a crowd of senior citizens and healthcare activists that were in the midst of a planned “die-in” to protest the new Republican healthcare/tax cut bill, said one of the protesters, 43-year-old Tracey Brieger of Emeryville.
She said the activists, some of whom held up posters that looked like tombstones to decry the Republican health care bill designed to replace the Affordable Care Act, had planned to block the intersection for about 10 minutes when the man drove his bike against the crowd.
The biker was apprehended after a short pursuit.
Watch the video of the arrest below:
nice shot, I got some video of the arrest – I guess that’s you there? pic.twitter.com/K2Y1B2RcFF
— Greg Hughes (@flukes1) June 21, 2017
The Republican bill was drafted in secret, behind closed doors. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell not only refused to let women senators participate, he also locked out all Republican Senate women from even entering the room. The bill proposes deep cuts for all women who used Planned Parenthood for their primary care, including for prenatal care and deliveries.
The so-called healthcare bill is really a tax bill for the wealthiest people in America. It mandates deep cuts to Medicaid while transferring the savings to the top one percenters.