Louisville Courier-Journal: Protesters, many armed, gather for a 'patriot rally' outside Kentucky state Capitol

By JONATHAN BULLINGTON and EMMA AUSTIN

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Days after a violent riot in support of President Donald Trump led to a lock down of the U.S. Capitol, a group of Kentucky protesters gathered outside the commonwealth's state Capitol Saturday for a "patriot" rally.

A photo advertising the event, posted in the "United Kentucky" Facebook group on Jan. 2, said it would be "the biggest patriot rally the state of Kentucky has ever seen."

About 100 protesters, many of whom were armed, showed up around noon to stand outside the Kentucky Capitol while both chambers of the General Assembly were in session.

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