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Hundreds form car caravan to show support for Gov. Beshear

Posted at 5:16 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 22:23:59-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — More than 150 cars formed a caravan in Frankfort on Saturday to show support for Gov. Andy Beshear.

Many cars were decorated with balloons and signs, which read, "Love over hate," and "Team Kentucky."

Police escorts led the caravan from Capitol View Park through the streets of Frankfort and around the capitol building. Gov.

Beshear, his wife Brittany and two children watched and waved at the cars from outside the governor's mansion.

"We're not here to make any political statement whatsoever. There are people here of all parties I believe, but we just appreciate the governor, appreciate his family, appreciate his team that's fighting COVID-19, and just trying to keep everyone in Kentucky safe and keep us healthy," said Sharon Kiser, one of the event's organizers.

Kiser said the event originated after protestors hung an image of Gov. Beshear in effigy outside the governor's mansion in late May. She created the "Cruisin' for Andy" Facebook event, which was seen by more than 1,400 people.