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USA: Police detain multiple protesters in demo against repeal of Affordable Care Act02:45

USA: Police detain multiple protesters in demo against repeal of Affordable Care Act

United States, Washington DC
March 23, 2017 at 23:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

Several protesters were detained by the police during a demonstration in front of The White House, in Washington DC, Thursday, against US President Donald Trump's new healthcare bill and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, which is part of the new administration's proposals

Protesters argue that the new act, proposed by the GOP administration, presents a tax cut for wealthy Americans and jeopardises access to healthcare for others. During the demonstration, Keith Ellison, Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee, addressed the crowd, saying "It is a fight, make no mistake about it between the many, which is us and the money, which is them."

The protest came as the US House of Representatives announced that the vote on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act was to be postponed.

USA: Police detain multiple protesters in demo against repeal of Affordable Care Act02:45
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Several protesters were detained by the police during a demonstration in front of The White House, in Washington DC, Thursday, against US President Donald Trump's new healthcare bill and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, which is part of the new administration's proposals

Protesters argue that the new act, proposed by the GOP administration, presents a tax cut for wealthy Americans and jeopardises access to healthcare for others. During the demonstration, Keith Ellison, Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee, addressed the crowd, saying "It is a fight, make no mistake about it between the many, which is us and the money, which is them."

The protest came as the US House of Representatives announced that the vote on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act was to be postponed.

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