Tuesday - July 10, 2012
OGAN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Dozens of coal supporters gathered in Logan Saturday afternoon for a march and a rally at the West Virginia Freedom Festival.
Groups such as Citizens for Coal, The West Virginia Coal Association, and the Logan Coal Vendors came together for the rally.
They were joined by local miners and their families who found strength in their numbers and the common cause.
"Every coal miner in this county should stand up and scream that it's time for change," miner Randy Atwood, who works at Aracoma said.
Cherrie Nelson, a miner's wife who lives in Logan, was happy to attend a movement so close to home. "We came to support coal and the coal jobs in West Virginia," she said. "We need these jobs."