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Protesters disrupt Kansas City eviction hearings


October 16, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Kansas City, Missouri, chained themselves to the doors of a downtown courthouse Thursday and shut down virtual eviction proceedings with online disruptions.

The protest, which drew about 100 people, was organized by the nonprofit group KC Tenants, the Kansas City Star reported.

Protesters holding signs saying "eviction kills" and "court's closed today" called on Jackson County Judge David Byrn to halt eviction hearings and keep residents in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic and related economic crisis.

The Jackson County Circuit Court tempo...

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