Activists Arrested Protesting Obamacare Repeal Outside The White House

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WASHINGTON ― Twenty-four activists were arrested Thursday outside the White House at the conclusion of a march against repealing the Affordable Care Act.

The progressive organizations sponsoring the march, including the foundation-backed Center for Popular Democracy, chose to put forward 24 people for the act of civil disobedience to symbolically protest the 24 million people who are projected to lose their insurance under House Republicans’ bill.

Federal law prohibits political protests on the sidewalk directly in front of the White House. The U.S. Park Police warned demonstrators that they were violating the law, then arrested them one by one after they refused to move as instructed.

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