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Protesters gather in Oxford over NHS bill

Anti health bill campaigners
Image caption Protesters staged a mock operation in the city centre

Campaigners gathered in Oxford earlier to protest against the Health and Social Care Bill.

Dozens of people gathered in the city centre's Cornmarket from 1100 BST. Some staged a mock operation while others collected petition signatures.

Protesters included representatives of Oxford Save Our Services, Keep Our NHS Public, the Oxford Anti Cuts Alliance.

The bill, which the government says will "modernise the NHS", is on hold as ministers consider objections.

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