The partial federal government shutdown is now in its 20th day, and some affected workers took to the streets today in a union-organized march to demand a resolution:
#Developing @Fox5DC: The furloughed federal workers rally has concluded. The protest now moving on a pre-planned walk to a park near White House. Participants chanting “End the #shutdown” pic.twitter.com/PCHyrCJmsB
— Tom Fitzgerald (@FitzFox5DC) January 10, 2019
Members & supporters of the National Air Controllers Association and others protest the partial federal government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 10, 2019: https://t.co/anYv2bcwoU. Congress & Trump remain at a budget stalemate.
Photos by Pat Benic/Kevin Dietsch @UPI. pic.twitter.com/aMSyo082el
— UPI Photos (@UPIPhotos) January 10, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) January 10, 2019
Yahoo News, which called it “Trump’s shutdown,” showed signs such as “My landlord is calling” and “My job is not another brick in your wall”:
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) January 10, 2019
One of several protests from furloughed government workers in DC today. Seems shutdown day 20 was the limit to push them into demonstrating on the streets. I spoke to one epa worker with a sign saying my landlord is calling pic.twitter.com/Gyz4cTNXx5
— Conor Duffy (@conorduffynews) January 10, 2019
No federal paydays have yet been missed, but barring a last-minute deal between the White House and Democrats, tomorrow would be the first.
WHY is her landlord calling?
Tomorrow will be the first day they are without a paycheck. #Fact
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) January 10, 2019
1. To date, no Federal employee has missed a check. 1st wld be tomorrow
2. They will be fully paid for this time off
3. This is a organized event
— Peter J. Dawson (@PeterDawsonUSA) January 10, 2019
Tell these jack-wagons to protest outside Pelosi’s office. https://t.co/LC2NqHkE3S
— Euphonius Bugnuts (@EuphoniusNuts) January 10, 2019
Since these protests are union-organized that’s probably never going to happen.