Protestors interrupt special session in Wasilla

    An Alaska State Trooper at Wasilla Middle School on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Sen. Lora Reinbold)

    Wasilla, Alaska (KINY) - Protestors shouted over lawmakers during the invocation and the pledge of allegiance this morning.

    KTUU News reported protestors started outside with symbolic chains and took seats in the gymnasium that had lawmakers nametags on them.

    The group chanted "Override 45."

    That refers to the number of lawmaker votes required to override a gubernatorial veto.

    They also chanted "Don't hide, override, and indigenous prayers on indigenous lands.

    In Juneau, the Senate and House both gaveled in, holding an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance before recessing in deferment to the joint session.

    They continued debate on the overrides this afternoon. 38 legislators were in attendance, not enough to override the vetoes.


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