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March 17, 2010

Health care demonstration turns ugly in Ohio

Protests in Columbus, Ohio, over health care legislation turned ugly when opponents taunted a man who said he had Parkinson’s Disease.

The man, who sat on the ground between protests for and against health care legislation outside the office of Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, D-Ohio, carried a sign saying, “Got Parkinson’s? I do, and you might. Thanks for helping.”

“If you’re looking for a handout, you’re in the wrong end of town,” another man yelled at him, seen in a video shot by the Columbus Dispatch. “Nothing for free over here.”

Another walked over and three a bill at him. “I’ll decide when to give you money,” he said.

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