As US Senate gears up to repeal Obamacare, police arrest 80 protesters

 As US Senate gears up to repeal Obamacare, police arrest 80 protesters

Senators who returned back to Washington on Monday after a week off are under the gun as they struggle to craft legislation that will allow them to make good on a vow to "repeal and replace" Barack Obama's "Obamacare" health care bill. Reuters

Protesters on Monday fanned out in at least 13 different parts of the Capitol complex, hundreds of offices housing lawmakers and their staff members. Reuters

Protesters on Monday fanned out in at least 13 different parts of the Capitol complex, hundreds of offices housing lawmakers and their staff members. Reuters

Police arrested 80 people at the buildings of the US Congress, as demonstrators voiced opposition to US lawmakers' latest efforts to make progress on a stalled health care overhaul bill. Reuters

Police arrested 80 people at the buildings of the US Congress, as demonstrators voiced opposition to US lawmakers' latest efforts to make progress on a stalled health care overhaul bill. Reuters

Capitol police said in a statement that 32 men and 48 women were placed under arrest on Monday for "unlawful demonstration activities." Reuters

Capitol police said in a statement that 32 men and 48 women were placed under arrest on Monday for "unlawful demonstration activities." Reuters

President Donald Trump ramped up pressure on Republicans in Congress on Monday, urging them to pass a health care reform measure before Congress goes on its August recess. Trump has made repealing and replacing Obamacare a top priority. Reuters

President Donald Trump ramped up pressure on Republicans in Congress on Monday, urging them to pass a health care reform measure before Congress goes on its August recess. Trump has made repealing and replacing Obamacare a top priority. Reuters

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Updated Date: Jul 11, 2017 15:59:03 IST