The daily coronavirus briefings of Andy Beshear, the governor of Kentucky, used to be sedate affairs. That changed on April 15th, when protesters began gathering regularly outside the window of his briefing room, in the Capitol building, in Frankfort, and attempting to interrupt the proceedings. “Open up Kentucky!” they chanted. “We want to work!” There were horns, whistles, and signs, including one that said “Quarantine is when you restrict the movement of sick people! Tyranny is when you restrict the movement of healthy people!” An activist stood on the Capitol steps and shouted, “We’re free citizens, and we can’t be told we can’t support our families. We can’t be told that we can’t work. How unethical is it of our leadership to say, ‘No, you can’t work’? It’s garbage! If you want to open your business, go open your damn business!”
About the The Green Business Report
Eugene Green is a native of New Orleans. He is a 1976 graduate of St Augustine High School, where he graduated Salutatorian, served as the elected President of the Student Body and served for four years in the renowned Marching 100 and Concert Bands. Green graduated from Harvard University in 1980, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. Green served as the Manager of the Catering Division for Harvard Student Agencies, then and now the largest student-run corporation in the nation. He served as the elected President of the Harvard Black Students Association, and for his work, he earned the Frederick Douglas Award, as voted by his fellow students. Green also earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Tulane University.