4 Arrested In Senior Citizens Protest On Beacon Hill

April 8, 2013 5:22 PM
4 Arrested In Senior Citizens Protest On Beacon Hill
" BOSTON (CBS) – As the House began debating the transportation financing bill Monday, hundreds of senior citizens blocked traffic on Beacon Street in protest.

Four were arrested before Boston Police re-opened the street.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones reports

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Seniors citizens protest the state’s transportation finance bill on Beacon Hill. (CBS)

The seniors told WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones that they will continue their protest until police arrest them or the House reduces the cost of The Ride, the MBTA’s door-to-door service for people who can’t take the MBTA due to a disability.

The protesters say it has been impossible for them to get around since fares for the service increased from $2 to $4 "

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