Hartford residents protest against business closures in Alabama


HARTFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — Residents with signs in their hands voiced their opposition by saying “nothing” to the continued closure of certain businesses in the state.

U.S. Congressional candidate Barry Moore believes the cure is worse than COVID-19 because it’s leading to the destruction of the U.S. Economy.

“Now that we’ve flattened the curve, we’re doing more damage,” Moore said. “The cure is worse than the cause right now as far as the virus. I honestly think if we don’t get these stores, these businesses back open, the long term consequences are going to be worse than what the virus would’ve been”

For one hair dresser in Geneva County, the inability to open is putting her out of business.

“Not only does this (sign) say I am an essential salon owner, on one side it says we are all essential, and this is what I stand by as we are all essential,” said Jackie Gerstner of Jax Salon. hen they said barbers and hair salons were not essential, they essentially signed a kiss of death.”

“We got the kiss of death when they said barbershops and salons,” said Matt Clemonts of Matt’s Barbershop

Both silent and loud protests to totally reopen the economy are taking place statewide and across the nation.

Last week, a similar open the state protest was held on the steps of the state capitol in Montgomery and drew hundreds of residents across Alabama.

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