Posted by The Shadow on October 24, 2015 at 6:15 PM
On Saturday October 24, 2015, the Kentucky League of the South hosted a rally in support of Kentucky coal miners in Hazard Kentucky at the intersection of Johnny Cox All American Drive and Black Gold Boulevard. While the turnout was lower than expected, due to vehicle issues and personal issues from some members, we had seven folks attend- 5 from Kentucky and 2 from Alabama.
Despite our small numbers, the demonstration was an absolute sucess. Similar to our demonstration last year in Harlan, we recieved and overwhelmingly positive response with no negative reactions. This was one of the most well recieved demonstrations this writer has ever been to! We handed out several Free Magnolias to interested people, and spoke with a local politican who came out to express his gratitude for the League's stance on the War on Coal and coal miners. Afterwards, several members enjoyed dinner at a local BBQ restaraunt.
The Kentucky League is looking at continuing their demonstrations on the coal issue, and are planning several more coal demonstrations for 2016... until then, keep an eye out for more announcements. Thanks to everyone who's supported the Kentucky League of the South this year!
View pictures of the demonstration here- https/www.facebook.com/freekentucky?fref=ts