Traffic froze for about 10 minutes around noon Wednesday when demonstrators blocked cars at a busy intersection next to the Capitol.
About two dozen sign-carrying young adults sat in the middle of 10th and L streets and refused to move off crosswalks in a show of support for legislation, Senate Bill 4, that would extend government health insurance to undocumented California residents.
Their chant: “What do we want? Health care! When do we want it? Now!”
Frustrated motorists leaned on their horns. A few got out of their cars and confronted the demonstrators face to face.
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The protest broke up peacefully after state and Sacramento police moved in.
Call Jon Ortiz, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 321-1043.