CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Upon questioning in an email conversation with KFVS-TV, Rep. Bost did not definitively comment on whether or not he would vote yes or no on a repeal/overhaul of the ACA.
The congressman also would not comment on the fate of any Illinois residents who may lose insurance as a result of a repeal.
Although Rep. Bost did not specifically agree to host a town hall meeting as requested by protesters, he did express support for their expression
Halfway through the demonstration, Carbondale police Sgt. Amber Ronketto said owners of the Hunter Building requested police assistance on the property.
Protesters were asked by Carbondale officers to leave the parking lot where the protest began, which was private property.
Protesters peacefully obliged.
Ronketto says they allowed the protest to continue on the publicly-owned sidewalk in front of the building, despite the fact that a formal petition for a public demonstration had not been filed with the city.
No arrests, or other infractions were reported.