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Kentucky Republican leaders hold "Pro-America Rally" in Lexington

Posted at 1:05 AM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 16:46:25-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky Republican leaders held a "Pro-America" rally at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Friday, where they encouraged voters to re-elect President Donald Trump and other Republican candidates on the ticket.

But protesters also rallied outside to oppose this message.

Among the speakers at the rally was Representative Andy Barr, who offered his support for President Trump and encouraged supporters to vote early in-person within Fayette County.

"We only have eight voting places in Fayette County, you need to make way for the scores and hundreds and thousands, and tens of thousands of Donald Trump voters who are going to vote on election day," he said.

Supporters who attended the rally said they want to see a conservative supreme court and a strong military.

"Abortion is a big issue for me," said veteran Bill Wason. "I'm very pro-life and I wanna see abortion outlawed and I'm hoping that with this administration that we can get that done."

But a couple of dozen protesters outside the event felt the "Pro-America" label didn't fit.

"The views of the Republican Party are xenophobic, they're racist, they're sexist, and I just disagree with it so that's really why I'm out here," Liane Woodhead said.

The group also advocated for racial justice and accountability within the Lexington Police Department.