In a protest against Alabama’s new immigration law, Hispanic leaders urged members of their community to stay home from work, close businesses and keep their children out of school.
Organizers tell ( See Video Report) ABC 33/40 more than 150 businesses took part in a boycott that started Wednesday, but will continue through the remainder of the week. The remaining days, they urge people to shop only at Hispanic-owned businesses.
Edwin Martinez owns Agave Grill in Hoover. He closed his restaurant for a day, and hopes doing so will show people the economic impact Hispanics have in the state.
“It’s just a glimpse of what can happen here in the state if this continues to go. I think in a long run it’s going to hurt the state,” Edwin says.
~ Let me get this straight. When the law was passed, hispanic children did not show up for school for fear of arrest. BUT now they are visibly protesting?
Then we have this Facebook Page:
‘Show Alabama what they will be missing’
“We are asking that all friends, Hispanics and supporters please do not shop in Alabama American stores on these(sic) week, please if you need anything go to your local Hispanic store only. Show Alabama what they will be missing! Make sure that you do it longer than a day!!! We need to have an effect on Alabama,” according to one Facebook page promoting a boycott.
The page also asks that people not show up to work for two days.
The page is entitled “NO SALGAN, NO ESCUELA, NO COMPREN NADA OCT 12-15 EN ALABAMA,” which roughly translated to English means “Don’t go out, no school, don’t buy anything Oct. 12-15 in Alabama.”
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