“We want the world to know that the women are telling the truth,” one of the protesters, Ginger Poynter, told local news outlet News 5 WKRG. She was referring to the multiple women who have accused Moore of groping, harassing and pursuing them decades ago when they were teenagers.
Moore, 70, has denied all of the allegations, calling them “malicious” and “false.” On Monday, President Donald Trumpendorsed him in the Dec. 12 special election.
The red robes and white bonnets worn by the oppressed women in the 1985 Margaret Atwood novel ― now a Hulu TV series ― have become anincreasingly common sightthis year at variouspolitical eventsas the GOP has rolled back protections on reproductive rights andhealth care coverage.
At the protest outside a Moore rally in Fairhope, Alabama, many of the “handmaids” wore black tape across their mouths with the names of his accusers. Some of the protesters, including those in plain clothes, held signs with slogans such as “We want a senator not a predator” and “Pray to end child molestation.”
Scroll below for more photos from the demonstration, which attracted about 50 people.
— AL.com Huntsville (@ALcomHuntsville) December 6, 2017
.Handmaids Resistance Protest these ladies stood silent with the names of all 9 accusers written on pieces of tape across their mouths during the Roy Moore event at Oak Hollow Farms in Fairhope,Alabama last night !#NoMoore#CountybeforeParty#HandmaidsResistance#MeToopic.twitter.com/UIEuPIYfnn
— Michele (@seachele420) December 6, 2017
— AL.com Mobile (@ALcomMobile) December 6, 2017
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