Many protest outside Obama's stop in Phoenix

Published: Aug. 6, 2013 at 9:38 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 at 5:15 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Hundreds of people lined Desert Vista High School in Phoenix Tuesday to see President Obama, many of them protesting, hoping he sees their message.

There were many passionate people on both sides of the fence. Those in support of the president's policies wanted him to see that Arizona supports him. Many of them thanked him for health care reform, veteran programs, and the push for LGBT equality.

However, they still have concerns, like approving an immigration reform and monitoring climate change.

One woman from Oro Valley came all the way to Phoenix to show the president she cares.

"He's already helped me tremendously, personally because my daughter is a freshman in college and she was able to get the one-time money, and also my son is able to continue his health insurance until he's 26 years old," said Delia Donlon, an Obama supporter.

But not everyone agrees.  In fact, the other half of the protesters were against the president, many of them sharing signs that read "Impeach Obama now."

Those against him say they are over-taxed and want the president and the government to stay out of the private industry.

Many of them are also frustrated with how the president dealt with the Benghazi attacks and Fast and Furious.

"It's just one scandal after the other and he's calling them "phony," and they are not phony," said Heidi Stakis. "He's breaking the law and he's getting away with it, and nobody is holding him accountable."

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