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Black farmers protest USDA in Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A group of black farmers protested the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Montgomery Friday morning.

The demonstration was related to a class action lawsuit in which a judge ruled African American farmers were discriminated against when it came to federal aid.

Now the farmers say they're not getting their payments, and their complaints to the USDA are going unanswered.

"We have findings of discrimination, breaches of contract, and we also want to continued to farm the land and we are coming to stand today to fight for justice, because the USDA have destroyed all our lives, and discriminated against us across the country," Micheal Stovall said.

The protests are not just in Alabama. Similar demonstrations are being held nationwide.

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