Armed Militia Surrounding Peaceful Protests In Kansas City Sets Nerves On Edge

Armed militia surrounding peaceful protests in Kansas City sets nerves on edge

Armed militia surrounding peaceful protests in Kansas City sets nerves on edge

In Kansas City, the occasional rallies beside the Country Club Plaza have long been the kinds of political protests you can attend with the whole family.

You can make a protest sign with poster board and markers, walk down to the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain and participate in democracy — maybe your kids will get to see a police horse.

But these days, you might look around to see you’ve got company: two dozen militia members watching over the protest, openly carrying handguns and rifles.

At least three times this summer in Kansas City, armed militia — from a group …

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