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Local group holding government shutdown protest downtown

Posted at 11:37 AM, Jan 10, 2019

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A local group is planning a protest in downtown San Diego Thursday evening in opposition of the partial government shutdown.

Thursday evening a group of San Diegans plan on protesting outside of the John Rhoades Federal Judicial Center Plaza, in opposition of the partial government shutdown.

The Citizens Oversight Projects group says they are tired of seeing federal workers hurt by the shutdown and they demand action now.

“We’re a non-partisan group that’s fed up with ongoing shut downs all the time,” said Ray Lutz. “Let’s get Trump and Nancy [Pelosi] and Chuck Schumer and everybody that can make a decision into a room and lock it until they make a decision. No walking out of negotiations.”

Lutz and his group say the shutdown over border wall funding is only harming Americans and not helping in any way.

“If you’re upset about this, this is a time to help us out. Your body is your voice,” said Lutz.

The protest will begin at 6 p.m. outside of the federal courthouse at 333 Broadway.

The group also plans to possible march through downtown streets.