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March for Respect in the Tri-Cities

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RICHLAND- As thousands marched in the March for Our Lives Rallies, there was also another one happening across the nation. The March for Respect was held to raise awareness for those with disabilities. 

On Saturday at John Dam Plaza in Richland, 10-year-old Shane and 13-year-old Kenneth who have autism joined in on all the fun. But to them its not just about the fun and games, it's to support everyone with a disability. 

"We are here because of everybody who has a different disability, like down syndrome or autism. I mean we are personally autistic." said Kenneth. 

There 17-year-old sister, Alicia Rodriguez De-Leon, was also their to show off her support. 

"I've noticed from my little brothers that it's really hard to deal with a disability because you get teased, you get bullied. It's a good feeling to see everyone come out here," said Alicia. 

To Kenneth and Shane, it means the world to see so many people marching for their respect. 

"I'm one-thousand percent happy to be here. We are a million times happy to be here," said Shane. 

And Saturday's message was clear: everyone matters.