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Hundreds of furloughed federal workers, contractors, union representatives and supporters gathered in the brisk wind and bitter cold Thursday to demand government leaders “end this shutdown.”

Leaders of the National Federation of Federal Employees said they hoped that bringing federal workers to the president’s doorstep would show him whom the shutdown has hurt most. President Trump, though, wasn’t there to see them, having left earlier in the day to visit the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.

The article goes on to state the following:

“We want to send a very strong message — that this is not about politics, it’s about getting people back to work,” said Brittany Holder, a spokeswoman for the NFFE and a protest organizer. “A lot of the county thinks federal workers are all here in the D.C. area, but it’s only 15 percent. If you’re living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet, and suddenly the paychecks stop? People are feeling really stressed and anxious, and they want to know when this will end.”

The group began to march about 1:20 p.m. to the White House, calling on Trump to reopen the government with or without funding he has requested for a border wall.

Washington Post reporter Marissa Lang shared several photos and videos from the massive protest. It started out in front of the AFL-CIO building, then they protesters marched to the White House. She wrote in one tweet, “The #ShutdownProtest has made it to the White House. They’re chanting, “Pay the workers, furlough Trump.” President Trump, meanwhile, is in Texas.”

Reportedly, the crowd was cheered on by several lawmakers, including Bernie Sanders, Mark Warner and Steny Hoyer.

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