GRAYSON, KY (WOWK) – Another peaceful protest underway today — this time in Carter County, Kentucky.
The East Main Street entrance off Kentucky Route 7 was blocked off for protestors against police brutality. The protest, like many across the country, was inspired by the death of Breonna Taylor along with others killed in police-involved incidents.
Even though no violent actions were taken, the protestors were greeted with area residents who were heavily armed. One man who was against the protest says they are trying to prevent violence in their city.
“You know, these places are getting destroyed and this is what I would consider my home county and I’m just making sure that that doesn’t happen,” Carter County resident Chris Mocabbee said.
Carter county authorities say there have been no reports of injuries during the protest.
We will bring you continuing coverage as the afternoon’s events unfold.