As protests and demonstrations continue across the country, similar protests are spreading to communities in the surrounding region. Just a week after the latest protest in Elizabethtown, two demonstrations– one in Leitchfield and one in Hodgenville– are expected for Wednesday afternoon in the respective cities.
“I’ve made contact with the organizer of the [Leitchfield] event,” stated Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins, “and all indications are that it’s going to be a peaceful protest.”
“As a law enforcement agency, whether we agree or disagree with anyone who wants to protest, we have to allow them, and we’re certainly going to allow them to do that,” explained Chaffins. “We’re also going to protect any protestors there.”
The Hodgenville protest, which is slated to take place an hour before the Leitchfield one, will start at the courthouse and consolidate at the square.
“[The police] are going to meet-up with those folks at the courthouse at 2 o’clock, and we’re going to provide them with an escort down to the square,” Sergeant James Richardson said.
Richardson said that while there will be a police presence at the event, he does not believe that the demonstration will need law enforcement to intervene at any point.
“We are going to have some officer on standby and some other agencies to assist if need be, but we don’t expect that to be an issue.”