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Olney students plan protest of ER death

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Students at Olney High School have organized a "Rally in honor of the life of Joaquin Rivera and in Demand For Justice" for Monday, December 7, at 9 a.m. in front of Aria Frankford Hospital emergency room on Frankford Avenue and Harrison St.

The ER is where Rivera, a popular bilingual counseling assistant at Olney who was also a musician and activist, died of a heart attack while waiting for care.

Community activists held a protest at the hospital’s ER today and called for "an overhaul of an inept health care system."

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