A weekend vigil in Nashville drew an intimate crowd to honor Tony McDade, a 38-year-old Black transgender man who was shot and killed in May, by a police officer in Tallahassee, Florida.
It was impossible to ignore. The latest rally on Nashville’s War Memorial Plaza — this time to recognize Juneteenth and the final emancipation of all slaves — attracted a predominantly white audience.
Music lovers, musicians and artist managers marched through Nashville’s historic Music Row district on Wednesday evening. The Band Together For Justice rally drew nearly 100 protesters, who demanded justice for local victims of police brutality, and called for an end to the racial disparities in Nashville’s music scene.
Nearly three weeks after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, Nashvillians still filled the streets this weekend, calling for change to policing policies, city budgets and which figures should be honored at the state capitol. Multiple protests happened over the weekend, and they turned out demonstrators of all ages.
Protests have continued across the nation and around the world for a third straight week following the death of George Floyd on May 25.
About 2,000 people marched peacefully in downtown Nashville on Saturday during a day of nationwide protests in response to racism and police brutality. This latest event was organized by the Somali Students’ Association at Middle Tennessee State University. Its members include many from the region’s Muslim community, who say they want to show solidarity with […]
Saturday’s massive rally in downtown Nashville ended with the destruction of a plaque honoring marchers in the Civil Rights Movement on the steps of city hall.
“Put your shields down.” Those were the words that over a hundred demonstrators chanted Monday night on the steps of the Capitol, as part of the Vigil for Black Lives.
a small group of protesters damaged the offices of the mayor and other city leaders late Saturday evening.
Thousands rallied peacefully in Nashville before a few dozen people vandalized police cars and downtown buildings, resulting in multiple arrests Saturday. The WPLN News team brought you live coverage of the “I Will Breathe” rally throughout the day. The latest details available here. Below is a chronological walkthrough of the events told through photos, from […]