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Local protesters take part in massive rally in nations capital

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Making that long trip to our nation's capital for Saturdays rally was a group of protestors from right here in Alabama.

Dubbed the protest express the group boarded buses Friday to join in on the grassroots protest.

"They really will see that there are just not a few people saying this is something we don't want to happen, that this is constituents from all over the place, and much more than they ever though and they need to listen if they want to stay in office," says Debey Epps, a Montgomery resident.

"I think it really puts the pulse on the nation as far as just a concern for the financial condition of the nation and the way we are heading," adds Bud Epps.

As they prepare to head back home, they say the demonstration is one that protesters say hopefully resonates loud and clear.

"They need to listen to the will of the people because the mood of us coming out of here if they're not going to listen to the will of the people it's time to clear house," says Bud Epps.

Organizers say turnout was close to 1.2 million people with representatives from all 50 states.

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