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Tulsans brave rain to protest against environmental budget cuts

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Over 50 people gathered in front of the Tulsa County Courthouse downtown to stand in solidarity against the proposed budget cut to the Environmental Protection Agency.
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TULSA, Okla. — The heavy rainfall on Saturday afternoon did not hinder protesters from gathering at the Tulsa County Courthouse downtown.

The protest was held to reject President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies.

Event co-host Peggy Pianalto described the rally as a protest against the opinion that climate change is fake.

Over 50 people were present at the rally, despite the cancelation of the climate march.

“We’re not going to let no stinkin Oklahoma rain stop us from doing what we want to do. We had a message to get out, I think this makes the message more powerful,”

She was happy with the number of people that showed up to the rally despite the rain, thunder and lightning.

“That’s how much these people care about the issue, enough to get out and put up with the cold and the wind,” she said.

The march would have coincided with similar marches across the U.S. 

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