Protesters return to Kentucky Capitol after police limit access

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Members of the Poor People's Campaign spent Wednesday morning venting frustrations and vowing action after they believe state officials unfairly limited their access to Kentucky's Capitol on Monday.

With songs, chants and fiery speeches, several dozen people lifted their voices as part of the Kentucky Poor People’s Campaign.

The movement is aimed at advocating for issues like public education, workers rights and income inequality.

Organizers planned Wednesday’s rally in response to law enforcement officers refusing to let the entire group into the Capitol Monday, instead allowing just two at a time to enter. Authorities say its because of security concerns, but protesters say they have a right to demonstrate in the facility.

This is all part of a national wave by the Poor People's Campaign in nearly 40 state capitols across the country.



 
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