A small contingent -- including several medical students, a senior officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, senior deans from two different medical schools, why even a few private practice docs, among others -- from the NYC Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program were at today's Occupy Wall Street rally this afternoon in lower Manhattan.
We started on 125 Worth Street, which happens to be both the address for NYC Department of Health and the street adjacent to the rally, and after a few chants (and a few media interviews)...
...we crossed the street to join the main rally in front of the Courts and Federal Building. And joined up with some nurses and other health care workers.
For those who don't know, this area in lower Manhattan, which appropriately includes Thomas Paine Park, is where many city, state and federal court houses are, including the courthouse from Law and Order... and the international trade court, the Federal Building housing many government regional offices including Health and Human Services (and the FBI), and many other government buildings including the NYC Police headquarters. Another two blocks over is City Hall.
Alas after only 90 minutes, I had to go home and feed the kids.
Enjoy the video (from about 5 p.m. NYC time).
Peace & Health