Team Kentucky Immunity Push Seen as Vaccination Mandate by Protesters

A protest set for Sunday at the Kentucky Capitol will follow one held at the Governor's mansion Wednesday.

Posted: Apr 15, 2021 10:32 AM
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 11:23 AM

Protesters gathered outside the Kentucky Governor's Mansion Wednesday.

The group is upset over Governor Beshear's announcement that most restrictions will be lifted when the state reaches 2.5 million first-dose vaccinations.

That would be roughly 75% of the state's adult population.

The crowd protesting outside the mansion on Wednesday called Team Kentucky's goal the equivalent of a vaccine mandate.

"I'm here because of government overreach from them," protester Marty Terry said. "He thinks he can give us our freedoms - our freedoms are inalienable."

Organizers say another protest is scheduled for Sunday, April 18, at the Capitol Building.

Currently, nearly 1.6 million Kentuckians have been vaccinated.

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