Eileen Sabel's protest signs could be seen from all angles. She had a flier taped in front on her lap and three big signs fastened on the other sides of her wheelchair.
Sabel, known as "Spitfire," wants wheelchair-accessible taxicabs. Monday night, when a bus she was riding broke down, she had to steer her powered wheelchair home in the rain.
"I'm not a villain," said Sabel, 61, who lives in Germantown. "It's not fair. The word is dignity."
About 200 protesters from three groups gathered Tuesday morning outside the Convention Center to demand accessible taxicabs. The rally was held on the 21st anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act.