The Birmingham, AL chapter of the NAACP and La Jefa Radio, as well as around 200 protesters rallied in Birmingham’s Kelly Ingram Park Saturday during the “14 Cities, 14 Days, One Family, One Alabama” tour sponsored by La Jefa Radio, according to The Birmingham News.
According to the article, the rally happened on day six of the 14-day tour. The rally began at the grave of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth at Oak Hill Cemetery and ended at the park. The protesters were made up of Hispanic, black, and some white citizens.
Orlando Rosa, one of La Jefa Radio’s personalities, said to the newspaper, “We are standing up today against this unjust law and together we will defeat injustice.”
It would seem that the rallies are beginning to have an effect; recently, Governor Robert Bentley said that he would review the law and simplify some portions of the law, according to the Montgomery Advertiser. However, according to both the Advertiser and The Associated Press, the main parts of the bill will not be changed. Hopefully, enough rallying will weaken Bentley down to taking the law out altogether.
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