Right-wing activists protesting at the Kentucky state capitol ended their event with the effigy of the governor hanging from a noose in a tree.
According to Courier-Journal photographer Matt Stone, it was part of the "Patriot Day and 2nd Amendment Rally" that welcomed those with weapons in many states over the weekend.
Courier-Journal reporter Sarah Ladd captured on video the moment that the protesters decided to march from the state capitol to the governor's residence where they could demand Beshear to come outside. Then they hanged him in effigy.
"As the armed protesters stood outside Governor Beshear's house chanting at him to come outside, his children were apparently also in the house," reported Matt Jones of KY Sports Radio.
At one point, Ladd reported that Louisville evangelist Pharaoh Nuahzee told the crowd that coronavirus had revealed the enemies of God, though he didn't elaborate on who they are or how they were revealed.
At the end of the Patriot Day and 2nd Amendment Rally at the Kentucky state capitol, an effigy of Gov. Andy Beshear… https://t.co/WgKcMdE2tr— Matt Stone (@Matt Stone) 1590353998.0
Protesters in Frankfort today hung Andy Beshear in effigy and then marched to his house chanting for him to come ou… https://t.co/Dti9KfQ5lA— Matt Jones (@Matt Jones) 1590354624.0
Holy crap. A group of armed “protesters” stood in front of the governor’s house, called for him to come out and hun… https://t.co/RKZEqfCzO7— Daniel Desrochers (@Daniel Desrochers) 1590354229.0
Signs: https://t.co/38cqT4Cufl— Sarah Ladd (@Sarah Ladd) 1590354889.0
You can see the video of the protesters below from Ladd:
The rally has moved to @GovAndyBeshear ‘s governor’s mansion. @courierjournal https://t.co/VMgnjJS5hP— Sarah Ladd (@Sarah Ladd) 1590352385.0
“Come out, Andy” chants in front of the governor’s mansion. https://t.co/N52stx7fKB— Sarah Ladd (@Sarah Ladd) 1590352811.0