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Protesters Disrupt Kansas City Eviction Hearings

Oct 16, 2020

Protesters in Kansas City, Missouri, have chained themselves to the doors of a downtown courthouse and shut down virtual eviction proceedings with online disruptions.

The Kansas City Star reports Thursday's protest drew about 100 people and was organized by the nonprofit group KC Tenants. Protesters holding signs saying “eviction kills” and “court’s closed today” called on a Jackson County judge to halt eviction hearings and keep residents in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic and related economic crisis.

Protesters remained at the courthouse more than an hour.