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Marchers Ohio Valley Empowered Group Protests Trump’s Emergency Declaration in Wheeling

Photo by Joselyn King

Marti Starkey of Wheeling joins other members of Marchers Ohio Valley Empowered, or MOVE, on Monday afternoon for a planned march from the Stone Center along Market Street in Wheeling to West Virginia Independence Hall. Organizers called on Congress to take action regarding President Donald Trump’s call for a national emergency to access funding to build a barrier between the United States and Mexico. Starkey and others say they believe Trump’s bypass of Congress in declaring the emergency was unnecessary and sets a bad precedent for the federal government.

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