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Rally held in support of Gov. Beshear following hanging in effigy

Posted at 11:49 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 08:41:05-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A group of about a dozen or so counter-protesters gathered outside Gov. Andy Beshear's Mansion on Monday to share their support for the governor. The counter-protest came a day after an effigy of Beshear was hanged from a tree.

The group waived signs, drew chalk art and some honked as they drove around the capitol.

"We just came to make sure that our message of love was stronger than their message of hate," said Karen Thomas Smith, who helped to organize the rally.

Several politicians, both Republicans and Democrats, condemned the hanging in effigy.

The messages were seen by First Lady Britainy Beshear, who tweeted, "Love always wins over hate. The Kentuckians who stood in front of our home today with signs of encouragement and positivity have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated."