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Protest targets UPMC hospital closing

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 16, 2010

Two dozen toga-wearing protesters retold the story of the assassination of Julius Caesar outside UPMC's Downtown headquarters on Monday—except the role of victims was given to community hospitals. The nonprofit group Save Our Community Hospitals wants to force UPMC to reopen its Braddock facility, which was closed Jan. 31. Organizers chose the Ides of March—March 15, the date Caesar was murdered in Rome in 44 B.C.—to stage their protest.