Protesters rally in front of Senator Capito’s Martinsburg office, encourage government reopening

West Virginia

Demonstrators in Martinsburg, West Virginia shared their outrage prior to President Donald Trump announcing the government reopening on Jan. 25.

Members of the Eastern Panhandle Women’s March organized a rally for people to bring signs and feelings toward the longest government shutdown.

Approximately 10 people braved the cold to wave signs expressing the idea of ending the shutdown.

For almost 30 years, Timothy Lynch has worked as a government employee. He says him and his wife are emotionally frustrated since the government shutdown began. Lynch was able to take out a furloughed loan however, he says it is only the sum of two pay periods.

“Emotionally it’s very frustrating, there’s the point where I have to say right away we had to figure out how we were going to keep ourselves together financially,” said Lynch.

According to President Trump, the government will reopen for three weeks for negotiations regarding border security.

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