Rep. Valásquez Arrested with Seven Others At LICH Protest

By Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.
August 5, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—Rep. Nydia Valásquez and her Southwest Brooklyn office community coordinator aide Dan Wiley were arrested for civil disobedience, along with six others, in front of the Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital, after a demonstration aimed at preventing the hospital from closing. 

Public advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who attended the rally, left before the group got arrested. De Blasio was arrested on July 10, also for protesting against the hospital’s closure.

Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.