From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Poor People's Campaign planning court challenge to gain access to Kentucky Capitol

EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here to see a video posted on Forward Kentucky. The Kentucky Poor People’s Campaign provided the video stream.  The Kentucky Poor People's Campaign also sponsored a Monday rally at the Capitol. Speakers included Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan and union members helped swell the crowd Monday and today.

A national leader of the Poor People's Campaign told a group of anti-poverty protesters Wednesday that Kentucky's policy of limiting the group's access to the state Capitol must be challenged in court.

The Rev. William J. Barber, national co-chairman of the campaign, spoke outside the Capitol during his second trip to Frankfort this month to meet with protesters. He said a Kentucky State Police policy of allowing only two members of the group into the statehouse at a time is "an old tactic from civil rights days" and courts in his home state of North Carolina have ruled its Capitol Rotunda is a public place for protesters.

"We believe the same thing will happen here when it is tested under the law," said Barber. "If you let this stand, what is next?"

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