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AG opinion sides with protesters



FRANKFORT

A legal opinion by the Kentucky Attorney General says state police and the state Finance and Administration Cabinet violated the law by limiting access to a group of protesters who repeatedly demonstrated at the capitol.

Atty. Gen. Andy Beshear says the agencies failed to develop a new procedure that was properly vetted.

The Poor People’s Campaign recently held a series of protests at the Capitol to call for changes that affect the poor. A spokeswoman for the campaign says the policy that limited their access was “a clear violation of our constitutional rights.”

State police allowed just two protesters at a time inside the building after some members of the group blocked traffic near the Capitol and entered restricted property.



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