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Thirteen members of the “Medicaid 23” returned to the scene of their “crimes” Tuesday, just over four years after their arrests made national news.

This time, when they arrived in the Missouri Senate, state Sen. Kiki Curls, D-Kansas City, read a statement from the 23 in commemoration of their calls for justice and Medicaid expansion.

“Today, we have returned to claim the Senate Gallery as a sacred space for silent prayers for justice,” Curls read. “Our prayers are prayers of lament for the wounds of our people and the social trauma resulting from the Senate’s deplorable and unjust inaction on Medicaid expansion.”

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