Reverend Al Sharpton Alabama

Politics & Government
7:58 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Sharpton to Protest Closing of Cooper Green Mercy

Reverend Al Sharpton is expected to participate in a rally against the closure of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital on Friday.

Opponents of a decision to close the in-patient care unit at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital in Jefferson County hope a visit by the Rev. Al Sharpton will bring national attention to the issue.

Sharpton's visit to Birmingham on Friday will include attendance at a forum and rally against the hospital's closure.

The county commission voted last month to close the inpatient unit and emergency room at the county owned hospital.