03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

REPORT: Health Care Reform Advocates Arrested After Occupying Senator Lieberman's Office

All right, the "Superbowl of Freedom" is yet to begin, but, via ABC News' The Note, we already have our first word of small-scale protester-on-legislator action. In this case, the pro-health care reform faction has struck first:

First out of the gate - 8 Protesters backing a universal health care system briefly occupied Sen. Joe Lieberman's office this morning.

Protesters were arrested, one by one, and dragged out of his office amid chants of "Everyone in and noone out, universal healthcare now!" and "Represent Connecticut, not AETNA!"

The whole affair, from occupation to final arrest, lasted 40 minutes.

Lieberman, who has pledged to play a role in derailing the health care effort but could be merely holding out in the hopes that Harry Reid will brown-nose him to the point of toxic shock, is likely to be a key focus of protesters today, as health care advocates protest his opposition and Bachmannites urge his continued antagonism to reform

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