Sanders addresses health care rally in Michigan

Published: Jan. 15, 2017 at 3:48 PM EST
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Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan where Sen. Bernie Sanders called on Americans to resist Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.

People lined up four abreast to get to the rally in the parking lot of Macomb County Community College in the Detroit suburb of Warren.

Labor unions were a strong presence and people also carried signs including "Save our Health Care," and "Michigan Stands."

Sanders told the crowd, "This is the wealthiest country in the history of the world. It is time we got our national priorities right."

Democrats are staging similar rallies across the country to highlight opposition to Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act.