Protesters in Philadelphia gear up for Trump visit Thursday
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Activists are gearing up for President TrumpDonald John TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit MORE’s arrival in Philadelphia on Thursday, Politico reports.

 

On Facebook, more than 3,000 people have said they will attend a Thursday morning protest opposing Republican-led efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Trump is set to speak at the GOP's annual congressional retreat in the city on the same day.

 

“Donald Trump, [Speaker] Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanAmash storm hits Capitol Hill Debate with Donald Trump? Just say no Ex-Trump adviser says GOP needs a better health-care message for 2020 MORE [R-Wis.], and their billionaire friends have revealed their first act: take away our health care to provide tax cuts for their rich friends,” the event page says.

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“We commit to take non violent direct action to resist any attempts to take away our healthcare.”

The Thursday protest won the support of the Women’s March's main Twitter account, which took to Twitter to encourage people to attend the demonstration.

Protesters took to the streets of Washington and other cities around the country on Saturday in Women's March events to advocate for women’s rights and other civil rights that some worry could be threatened under the Trump administration.

 

Activists in Philadelphia have also planned a “Queer Rager” dance party to protest the GOP’s ObamaCare repeal efforts, which is also set for Thursday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

 

Trump has drawn widespread criticism for his disparaging remarks against women, immigrants and Muslims, among other groups.