Locals hold Trump accountability protest in Yakima


YAKIMA, Wash. -- Community members held a protest Saturday afternoon regarding the latest actions of U.S. President Donald Trump.

The grassroots protest was organized by the community group Act Yakima to address the abrupt firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey on Tuesday, May 9.

The group was also protesting the president's refusal to release his tax returns; repealing the Affordable Care Act; and dismantling environmental protections and policies, among other concerns.

"I want to see more people engaged; know what's going on and how they can respond; and direct action like this brings the community together for things they care about," said protest organizer William Crow.

"They're also trying to get rid of immigrants, and you know this is the Yakima Valley where we've got agriculture and we need immigrants," said protesting resident Fran Hove.

Act Yakima leaders said they are dedicated to promoting progressive values and aim to empower community members into action.

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