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Alice Allen of Missouri, 67, who is semi-retired, is arrested in the Hart Senate Building during a protest against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. A group made up of health care workers, people with pre-existing conditions and faith leaders let themselves be arrested on Capitol Hill to register dissent to Republicans' plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. About 50 people from 20 states were arrested for breaking the law against protesting in a Senate office building. Aude Guerrucci McClatchy

Alice Allen of Missouri, 67, who is semi-retired, is arrested in the Hart Senate Building during a protest against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. A group made up of health care workers, people with pre-existing conditions and faith leaders let themselves be arrested on Capitol Hill to register dissent to Republicans’ plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. About 50 people from 20 states were arrested for breaking the law against protesting in a Senate office building. Aude Guerrucci McClatchy

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