Approximately 100 protesters, many of whom were heavily armed, assembled outside of the Kentucky Capitol building on Saturday afternoon while both chambers of the General Assembly were in session, for a “patriot rally,” mere days after pro-Trump protesters violently infiltrated the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
The “United Kentucky” Facebook posted on their page that the demonstration would be “the biggest patriot rally the state of Kentucky has ever seen.”
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the protesters in attendance railed against socialism and communism, were heavily critical of Kentucky senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, and called for the impeachment of Gov. Andy Beshear.
The nearly three-hour event was peaceful, with “no apparent acts of violence or attempts by participants to enter the statehouse,” the Louisville Courier Journal reported.
“Three days after domestic terrorists attacked our U.S. Capitol, there was a militia rally in Frankfort. They brought zip ties. We will not be intimidated,” Gov. Andy Beshear tweeted Saturday. “We will not be bullied. America is counting on the real patriots. Those who condemn hate and terror when the