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"It's not a police problem. It's a system problem and we have to treat it as such," said Dr. Callistus Ditah, a general surgeon residing at UW-Madison. Taking "active actions" with signs with messages that read "racism is a public health crisis", hundreds of protesters came to the demonstration for several reasons. The White Coats for Black Lives rally came just one day after the administration of President Donald Trump announced a rollback of the regulations that protected transgender patients from discrimination based on gender identity in healthcare. . The decision, which took place during Pride Month, also followed the death of Dominique Fells and Riah Milton, two black trans women killed last week. "Violence against trans people, especially trans women, is rampant and healthcare is certainly no exception," said Amber Sheth, a medical student at UW-Madison, adding that black transgender people suffer even more discrimination. "I won't stand it." According to Sofia Haile, a third year medical student at UW-Madison, the Student National Medical Association intends to present a list of requests to the university that would further emphasize anti-racism training in the curriculum.