Federal Employees protest to end government shutdown

January 10, 2019 2:18 pm61 commentsViews: 217

The partial government shutdown has continued in the third week too for failed attempt of president Trump to get fund for the construction of US-Mexico border wall and amid such situation hundreds of federal workers, contractors, supporters and union representatives gathered Thursday to demand government leaders to bring to end the shutdown.

According to leaders of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) the protest would show Trump whom the shutdown has hurt the most.

However, Trump was not in the office to see and listen the demands. He left early to US-Mexico border in Texas.

NFFE spokeswoman Brittany Holder said, “We want to send a very strong message – that this is not about politics, it’s about getting people back to work.”

Protesting outside the AFL-CIO building on 16th Street NW the federal employees had placards which read like “Congress: Do you job so we can do ours” and “I want to go back to work.”

The shutdown kicked off on December 22 and Thursday was the 20th day of it.

The protestors started the march at around 1:20 pm to the White House and is said to be the largest protest in the city against shutdown. The union leaders promised more such protests will be on card if the federal stalemate continues further.

Meanwhile, it is learned the federal employees have turned to online fundraisers and charities to feed their families and pay their bills.

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