Lexington meeting hijacked by people saying racial slurs

Posted at 9:43 AM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 09:43:39-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A virtual city council meeting in Lexington was interrupted Wednesday night by people making racial and homophobic slurs.

News outlets report it happened during the Lexington-Fayette Urban County council meeting. The Zoom meeting was a public forum to discuss police reforms. A participant in the meeting said it was disheartening people can say slurs and not have their faces shown.

A council member said it was a painful lesson about what is said to many people in the community.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports public comments were halted after several slurs were made, and later resumed so residents who had signed up to make a statement could comment.