Peace Lovers Not the Only Protesters in Town

Protesters and Republican lawmakers rallied on the Capitol grounds calling for the defeat of the reform bill.

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Jeff Brown, of Gaithersburg, Maryland poses for a picture before a rally against proposed health care reform legislation outside the U.S. Capitol on March 20, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) reads a document during a meeting of the House Committee on Rules.
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Preston Clark, from Delaware, cheers during a demonstration calling for Congress to kill the Health Care Reform bill.
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Mark and Tamara Jenkins, from Jackson, New Jersey stand outside the U.S. Capitol before participating in a protest against proposed health care reform legislation on in Washington, DC.
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A protester holds up a placard calling for Congress to kill the Health Care Reform bill.
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Protesters line the National Mall as they called for Congress to kill the Health Care Reform bill Saturday.
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: Protesters hold up a placards calling for Congress to kill the Health Care Reform bill during a demonstration on Capitol Hill on March 20, 2010, in Washington, DC. While The Committee on Rules will determine how the pending health care legislation will advance through the vote in the House of Representatives a large group of protestors and Republican lawmakers rallied on the Capitol grounds calling for the defeat of the reform bill. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
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Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), ranking member of the House Committee on Rules speaks during a meeting of the committee on Capitol Hill.
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While The Committee on Rules will determine how the pending health care legislation will advance through the vote in the House of Representatives, a large group of protestors and Republican lawmakers rallied on the Capitol grounds calling for the defeat of the reform bill.
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Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) (C) speaks in front of other freshman Republican representatives during a news conference about their opposition to proposed health care reform legislation.
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Protesters hold up a placards calling for Congress to kill the Health Care Reform bill during a demonstration on Capitol Hill Saturday.
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: Protesters hold up a placards calling for Congress to kill the Health Care Reform bill during a demonstration on Capitol Hill on March 20, 2010, in Washington, DC. While The Committee on Rules will determine how the pending health care legislation will advance through the vote in the House of Representatives a large group of protestors and Republican lawmakers rallied on the Capitol grounds calling for the defeat of the reform bill. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: Protesters hold up a placards calling for Congress to kill the Health Care Reform bill during a demonstration on Capitol Hill on March 20, 2010, in Washington, DC. While The Committee on Rules will determine how the pending health care legislation will advance through the vote in the House of Representatives a large group of protestors and Republican lawmakers rallied on the Capitol grounds calling for the defeat of the reform bill. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: Protesters hold up a placards calling for Congress to kill the Health Care Reform bill during a demonstration on Capitol Hill on March 20, 2010, in Washington, DC. While The Committee on Rules will determine how the pending health care legislation will advance through the vote in the House of Representatives a large group of protestors and Republican lawmakers rallied on the Capitol grounds calling for the defeat of the reform bill. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
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A woman knits while people gather to protest against proposed health care reform legislation outside the U.S. Capitol.
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A protester holds up a placard calling for Congress to kill the Health Care Reform bill during a demonstration in Washington, DC.
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Protesters call for Congress to kill the Health Care Reform bill during a demonstration on Capitol Hill on March 20, 2010, in Washington, DC.
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Rep. Michele Backman (R-MN) greets a protester during a demonstration calling for Congress to kill the Health Care Reform bill on Capitol Hill.
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Reps. Steve Austria (R-OH) (L) and Mike Coffman (R-CO) (R) listen as Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) makes remarks at a news conference of freshman Republican representatives to discuss opposition to proposed health care reform legislation.
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People gather to protest against proposed health care reform legislation.
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A protesters hold up placards calling for Congress to kill the Health Care Reform bill.
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Chairman of the House Committee on Rules Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) (C) arrives to listen to testimony during a meeting of the committee on Capitol Hill.
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Chairman of the House Committee on Rules Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) listens to testimony during a meeting on Capitol Hill.
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