People in Longview held a protest against drug use in their community after a 6-year-old girl was pricked by a dirty hypodermic needle while playing at the Kelso Rotary Park.

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LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — People in Longview held a protest against drug use in their community after a 6-year-old girl was pricked by a dirty hypodermic needle while playing at the Kelso Rotary Park.

The Daily News reports that Emilee Moore, the girl’s mother, said she complained about having a sliver in her foot but they found a piece of a needle.

Moore said she freaked out and they took the girl to the hospital for tests. Doctors said she could have hepatitis C or HIV.

The family’s story went viral after they reported it on their Facebook page.

On Monday, about 20 people gathered to protest drug use in the area. Some blamed a homeless shelter near the Cowlitz River.

But others say discarded needles have been a problem in area parks long before the shelter opened.