Demonstrators End Legislative Session with a March

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers left the capitol on Thursday for a week-long spring break and with the echoes of discontent ringing in their ears.

Dozens of demonstrators marched and chanted through the hallways calling for expanded Medicaid, criminal justice changes and other social reforms.

"They say they have a super majority.  But we have faith on our side.  And we're here today, and we're gonna come back and we're gonna come back and we're going to come back!" said Rev. Rodney Williams with Missouri Faith Voices.

That was followed by a rally in the capitol rotunda.

Demonstrators say lawmakers have spent the first half of the legislative session putting politics before people.

Others point to the priority given to issues such as voter photo identification and constitutional protections for people who refuse to provide services for same-sex marriages. 


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