Protesters hang effigy of Kentucky governor near state Capitol

Protesters frustrated by Kentucky’s response to the coronavirus hung an effigy of Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on a tree in front of the governor’s mansion in Frankfort.

The threatening display was set up after the group Take Back Kentucky held the protest on Sunday to “celebrate freedom and to fight back against the unconstitutional shutdown over the coronavirus,” drawing roughly 100 supporters on the Capitol grounds. As the main protest ended, a group split off and marched to the governor’s mansion.

The rowdy crowd chanted phrases such as “come out, Andy” and “resign Andy” while carrying signs that read “abort Beshear from office” and “my rights don’t end
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