LETTER: Disappointed to see King participated in May 2 protest

Published 1:31 pm Thursday, June 4, 2020

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Disappointed to see King participated in May 2 protest

It was extremely disappointing to me to learn that State Rep. Kim King participated in the May 2 protest in Frankfort. 

Everyone has a right to protest, but when safety measures are ignored, and some participants are carrying guns and holding Confederate flags, the important messages are lost. 

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It is easy to see this same phenomenon as some rioters protesting the horrible death of George Floyd turn from expressing their anger and grief in a peaceful way to burning and looting.  

Right now, understandably, people are fearful and angry as they experience this new pandemic and economic challenges. 

However, I would like to think that the residents in District 55 and our elected officials are above spurning safety measures that can decrease the spread of COVID-19 and using symbols of hate to express anger towards our governor. 

He has had an enormous responsibility to control the spread of COVID-19 to protect Kentuckians and needs our support. 

Evidently, King does not agree.  

Mary Miller, Wilmore