Video: Watch the physical confrontation between Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers and protestors in 2020

On June 13, 2020, Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers attempted to march with protestors on his way to speak at an event. Many of the protestors did not think Weathers was doing enough to help the Black Lives Matter movement. Activist Jesus Gonzalez told us on Time Radio, that Weathers and Mayor Linda Gorton would not meet with them, but instead wanted to speak about the issue at an event held by a friendly group. Mayor Gorton did not try to do the march, but protestors intercepted Weathers and tried to speak with him.

Instead of talking to the activists, Weathers fled, and bowled over at least one activist in the process! He eventually escaped the conversation and was whisked away by the Sheriff. Jesus says city leaders and LPD targeted the protest’s leaders for arrest the very same night.

Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers confrontation with protestors June 13, 2020

Mayor Gorton’s 2022 campaign website has a bizarre statement on racial justice that gets the year of the protests wrong. Guess she wasn’t paying that close of attention. The Herald Leader also credits her with “listening” to the protestors in their endorsement.