Protesters return to Frankfort

Posted at 2:04 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 22:24:50-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Protesters returned to Frankfort for a second time this week, wanting the state to reopen for business, but this time, they couldn't get out of their car.

Around 11:00 a.m. Friday, dozens of cars started circling the Capitol in protest of the Governor keeping business closed.

The honking was deafening, but the message is loud and clear: open Kentucky back up to workers.

Protesters had signs taped to their cars, American flags and Kentucky flags flying out of their sunroofs and children holding signs out their windows.

The man who says he posted about Friday's protest on social media says he's hoping to put some pressure on Gov. Beshear.

"‪Give the business owners, some credit. These small business owners, they know how to open up their doors and have people get in, come to their place of business in a safe manner," protest organizer Brett Beaverson said. "Follow CDC guidelines. It's that simple. And, you know, I can go into Lowe's I can go into Kroger, I'm going to Walmart. There's no reason why I can't go into a small town store that whose doors are closed right now."