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Protesters Return to Morehead City Council

May 10, 2021

High attendance at Morehead City Council
Credit Tanner Boyd

Tensions were high during the regular monthly Morehead City Council Meeting held Monday night.

Protestors with the group Justice 4 North Fork held another demonstration prior to the meeting, keeping in line with previous gatherings by the group.  Displaced residents of the mobile home park spoke during the public comments section of the meeting.  Also speaking in support of the group was Kentucky House Representative Attica Scott who says there is a similar situation unfolding on her end of the state.

  Scott was the last to speak before Mayor Laura White-Brown called for the end of public comment.  This resulted in some outrage by supporters with the group who continued to speak when she attempted to move forward with the meeting.  

Kentucky House Representative Attica Scott at Morehead City Council
Credit Tanner Boyd

  White-Brown informed the group they would be asked to leave if the disruptions continued, eventually asking Police Chief Derrick Blevins to escort the individuals out, but they ended up leaving on their own accord.

The Mayor did grant an additional five minutes of time to the group after council returned from recess, but chants from the group outside could be heard throughout the remainder of the meeting.