FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - As droves of people opposing SB 151 prepare to descend on the Capitol Friday and Saturday, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) are asking the public to take safety precautions when visiting.
Police also announced that the KSP and other agencies may limit the size of crowds in the Capitol and Capitol Annex "to ensure the safety of visitors and employees", in a statement released on Thursday afternoon.
In a statement published to Facebook on Thursday night, the Kentucky Educators Association (KEA) confirmed that a limited number of people would be allowed access to the Capitol at one time, and published a logistics plan coordinated with police and state officials.
Visitors should also plan ahead for increased motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic, officials said.
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The KSP, along with the State Fire Marshal's Office and several other state agencies, are working to create a "safe and accommodating environment that provides public access to the Capitol while ensuring public safety," according to a statement released on Thursday.
Safety protocol and state law both require clear and open corridors with proper entrances and exits so that visitors can move easily, with unrestricted access to exits.
The KSP is working with Franklin County Emergency Management and the Frankfort Police Department to reduce congestion and optimize traffic flow on streets surrounding the Capitol.
Updates will be delivered throughout Saturday and Sunday by the Kentucky State Police via social media throughout Saturday and Sunday.
On Thursday evening, the Kentucky Educators Association (KEA) announced a logistics plan, coordinated with the Frankfort City Police, Frankfort & Franklin County Office of Emergency Management, and the Kentucky State Police, who provide security at the Capitol, via Facebook: