The Jefferson County Commission has been discussing the possible end of inpatient service at the county owned Cooper Green Hospital recently. The move has sparked protests from several in the community. FOX 6 News is reporting that some of those protesters showed up in front of County Commissiner Joe Knight’s house in Trussville this morning.
According to the station, community organizer Frank Matthews with the Voter Outcast League, Sheila Tyson, the president of the Citizens Advisory Board, and at least four other protesters showed up in Knight’s neighborhood. The protesters carried signs saying “Save Cooper Green Hospital,” “God help us to save Cooper Green,” and “Jefferson County Citizens voices must be heard!”
At one point, the protesters knelt in front of Knight’s house and prayed
The Trussville police limited to protesters to no more than five, the station reported.
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