Protesters Flock To Local Chick-fil-A Restaurant

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - As hundreds of people waited out long lines at Chick-fil-A restaurants across north Alabama, protesters showed up to support same-sex couples and their right to marriage.

Members of the Organize Huntsville group waved signs out front of the restaurant off Whitesburg Drive on Wednesday afternoon. They say they support everyone having freedom of speech but also wanted to look at the people in the face who were supporting Chick-fil-A Wednesday.

“Welcome to Chick-fil-A, how may I serve you?" — That’s the message heard by thousands nationwide as flocks showed up to crow in support of the fast-food chain following flap over company CEO Dan Cathy’s public statements in support of traditional  marriage.

“It was a Facebook movement the moment we saw Huckabee mobilize the entire nation we saw there was an opportunity for the people who are proud to come out here and show they are blocking love in other people’s lives," Chris Dayton told WHNT News 19 as he held a sign Wednesday.

Supporters say they wanted to show Chick-fil-A they agree with their statements of support for traditional marriage.

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