FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentuckians protested at the state Capitol after being denied entrance into the building last week.

Protesters with the group Kentucky's Poor People Campaign had a brief sit-in in front of the metal detectors at the capitol on Monday. 

At issue is the new policy that only allows two protesters at a time into the building, but the Poor People's Campaign says it's their right to enter and assemble peacefully.

Two members delivered an eight-foot scroll with a set of demands to the governor's office addressing inequality in the state.

"We're here to uplift poor people, people with poor educational needs, people who have been kept out of the dream of the pension," said Tanya Fogle, with the Poor People's Campaign.

Kentucky State Police say the new two-person rule is based entirely upon past illegal activity by protesters at the capital, not as a result of the Poor People's Campaign and its mission. 

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