Protesters gather on Kanawha Boulevard outside Sessions' W.Va. event

Protesters against policies by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lined Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston, W.Va., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (WCHS/WVAH)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) - About a dozen protesters lined up outside the site where U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was expected to speak about rebuilding West Virginia's economy Thursday.

The group held signs and sang original songs along Kanawha Boulevard by Haddad Riverfront Park across from the Four Points Sheraton in Charleston where Sessions was scheduled to speak.

The constituents were protesting the policies of U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Sessions, according to a news release sent by Rise Up West Virginia. Sessions was expected to speak at 9:30 a.m. at an event sponsored by the American Conservative Union Foundation and the Cardinal Institute. The theme of the event is “West Virginia on the Rise: Rebuilding the Economy, Rebuilding Lives.”

Those outside the event maintain that policies supported by Mooney, Morrisey and Sessions, such as health care, immigration and drug treatment, are hurting West Virginia families and not rebuilding lives, according to the release.

Watch coverage of Sessions' speech here.

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