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Crowds marched through Downtown Los Angeles Thursday afternoon to protest efforts by Republican lawmakers to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.

In a rally that occupied a portion of Temple Street outside of the Roybal Federal Building, speakers addressed a crowd of healthcare providers and advocates.

“Healthcare in a Western democracy is a right and not a privilege,” said L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “The storm is just beginning. … This is L.A. County, and we ain’t playing.”

Some protestors feared that they would lose access for themselves or loved ones if the new bill, the American Health Care Act, passes.

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