Lexington, KY - A statewide rally is planned this week in Kentucky in support of removing a Confederate statue from the Capitol Rotunda.

Members of the Kentucky Black Legislative Caucus, the NAACP and other groups will sponsor the rally.

It is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Capitol in Frankfort.

The groups are hoping the rally encourages Governor Matt Bevin and others to remove the statue of Jefferson Davis.