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Politico: Warren joins thousands in defense of Obamacare in Boston

BOSTON — An overflow crowd of more than 6,000 people filled the area outside of Faneuil Hall on Sunday to protest Republican efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act.

Subfreezing temperatures and a stubborn wind did not deter the attendees, well-bundled and making muffled claps as they cheered on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and a laundry list of local, state and federal officials, health care providers and others as they vowed to fight for universal health care.

“We knew these fights were coming, and now the first one is here,” Warren told the crowd, “We will fight them every step of the way.”

The rally — initially intended to be held inside Faneuil Hall, where Massachusetts’ landmark health care law was signed in 2006 — had to be moved outside to accommodate the thousands more attendees than were expected.