(S.D.)-Activists Backing Lakota Man March, Meet With Hospital
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Representatives from the American Indian
Movement and other grass-roots organizations are meeting with
officials at Rapid CityRegionalHospital.
Hundreds of people marched more than two miles on Monday from
Memorial Plaza in Rapid City to a local hospital where some say a
man was mutilated while undergoing heart surgery.
The march was led by American Indian Movement founder Dennis
Banks and centers around Vern Traversie.
Traversie, who is blind, has based his allegation on a
description of surgical scars that others have provided to him.
Some claim that they see three Ks carved into his abdomen, though
Rapid City police say they investigated the claims and didn't find
enough evidence to pursue charges.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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