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2,000 farm workers march to demand better conditions

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TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) — Some 2,000 farm workers called for better wages and working conditions during a 4 1/2-mile march between two south-central farm towns.

With temperatures in the mid-90s, the marchers — including a troupe of drum-beating Aztec dancers from Oregon — were joined Sunday by about 2,000 religious, civil rights and political supporters.

The demonstrators want higher apple-picking wages, amnesty for undocumented workers and protection for labor organizers from reprisals by employers.