FRANKFORT, Ky. — FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) – Despite Governor Andy Beshear announcing plans to reopen parts of Kentucky, hundreds of protesters showed up at the State Capitol for a Freedom Rally.
With signs and shouts, protesters say they’re hoping to send a message to Beshear, who moved his daily briefings to the National Guard base this week.
The governor’s plans to reopen the state begin May 11 but some protesters feel restrictions up to this point have gone too long.
“It seems like it’s just kind of fallen out of control and just one thing after another – things just keep getting worse and worse and worse. In the beginning, everybody was trying to be careful about it and that’s fine but once they start forcing us to do things, they gets to be really worrisome,” Kevin Jarboe, a participant said.
Alyssa McDowell added, “Honestly I believe a lot of hype is behind it and I don't succumb to the fear. If I get sick, I'll take vitamin C and if I pass away and die from COVID 19, I'll die standing up for our freedom."
Though some at the rally were working to spread out and keep a distance, many were not while packing the steps at the Capitol.
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