Group gathers in Charleston to protest ahead of the GOP retreat

Published: Jan. 31, 2018 at 6:44 PM EST
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Protesters are hitting the streets in Charleston, a day ahead of the GOP retreat at The Greenbrier, to voice their concerns about cuts to health care and Medicaid.

A rally Wednesday evening included people from all over the eastern U.S. gathering in Charleston, including one woman from as far away as Vermont.

It is a test run for a bigger demonstration on Thursday in Greenbrier County.

By the end of the night Wednesday, the group is expecting about 500 advocates in town -- standing together against Medicaid and health care cuts.

President Trump is scheduled to speak at Thursday’s GOP retreat.