Hundreds rally for change in Greenbrier County

Greenbrier County
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Hundreds of demonstrators from across the nation flocked to Greenbrier county to protest against President Donald Trump’s political agenda.

They all came by the bus loads and gathered at Dick Gunnoe Memorial Park in White Sulphur Springs. While there, they chanted, sang songs, and also marched throughout the town to the front gates of the Greenbrier Resort where the GOP Retreat is currently taking place. 

Organizer and West Virginia native, Sammie Brown told 59News the march was not intended to bash President Trump or his administration instead it was aimed at bringing attention to issues such as healthcare, immigration, and minimum wages.  

“Not the man but many, not the administration, but the agenda,” Brown said.  “You cannot perpetuate regressive legislation you cannot perpetuate oppressive  nature of divisiveness . We’re here and we are here to show you what it looks like when people work.,” Brown said. 

Jay Harris traveled to Greenbrier County from Arkansas. He said his goal is to call attention to minimum wage.

“We are pushing for living wages better work better job conditions so we are pushing for improvement.”  Harris said.  

Many of the protestors came from states such as Arkansas, Pennsylvania, New York and the Carolinas. 

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