PressTV-US govt. workers call for end to shutdown

Angry furloughed US government workers have staged protest rallies across the country, calling for an end to a partial government shutdown that has dragged on for nearly three weeks over President Donald Trump’s border wall.

Trump shut down the government on December 22 after congressional Democrats refused to include the $5.7 billion funding for his wall on the border with Mexico in next year’s budget.

Hundreds of protesters braved the icy breeze and cold January temperatures in Washington, DC, on Thursday to protest against the ongoing shutdown.

A protester rallying against the partial US government shutdown on January 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)

Most of the demonstrators were furloughed government workers who were not receiving paychecks while the government remained closed.

They held signs and chanted slogans such as “We want to work – now” and “Hey hey ho ho shutdown’s got to go.”

Similar protests were held in downtown…

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