Governor Steve Beshear, center (hands clasped) listened to a statement by Kentucky author Wendell Berry, right, on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 in the Governor's office outer reception area at the Capitol building in Frankfort, Ky.  Protestors from mostly eastern Kentucky sat (and stood) in Governor Steve Beshear's outer office until he agreed to meet with them concerning their concerns over stream pollution they say arises from surface coal mining.  Gov. Beshear met with them around 1pm Friday.  Several were not satisfied with his responses to their concerns and vowed to remain in the outer office until forced out by arrest.  Photo by David Perry | Staff
Governor Steve Beshear, center (hands clasped) listened to a statement by Kentucky author Wendell Berry, right, on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 in the Governor's office outer reception area at the Capitol building in Frankfort, Ky. Protestors from mostly eastern Kentucky sat (and stood) in Governor Steve Beshear's outer office until he agreed to meet with them concerning their concerns over stream pollution they say arises from surface coal mining. Gov. Beshear met with them around 1pm Friday. Several were not satisfied with his responses to their concerns and vowed to remain in the outer office until forced out by arrest. Photo by David Perry | Staff
Governor Steve Beshear, center (hands clasped) listened to a statement by Kentucky author Wendell Berry, right, on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 in the Governor's office outer reception area at the Capitol building in Frankfort, Ky. Protestors from mostly eastern Kentucky sat (and stood) in Governor Steve Beshear's outer office until he agreed to meet with them concerning their concerns over stream pollution they say arises from surface coal mining. Gov. Beshear met with them around 1pm Friday. Several were not satisfied with his responses to their concerns and vowed to remain in the outer office until forced out by arrest. Photo by David Perry | Staff

Protesters hold sleepover outside Kentucky Governor's office

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