KY federal employees protest government shutdown


COVINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky federal employees rallied in Covington on Thursday, saying they want to get back to work.

More than 100 people who work at the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies showed up to demonstrate outside the IRS Service Center.

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They are among the hundreds of thousands of federal employees and federal contractors who are out of work amid an ongoing impasse over funding for a wall on the southern border with Mexico.

The partial government shutdown is in its third week.