Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect new information from Nashville authorities. In a matter of three hours, Nashville authorities issued but then withdrew criminal charges against two prominent Nashville activists on Thursday afternoon. Police and the city’s top prosecutor, District Attorney Glenn Funk, say they’re acting on “additional information from last Saturday, […]
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.
Nashville police leaders say — in hindsight — that they should have had more officers on the street Saturday before violence and vandalism in downtown. “We did not, obviously, anticipate the violence — the magnitude of the violence,” said Chief Steve Anderson.
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 […]
Several thousand people gathered in downtown Nashville on Saturday afternoon for what started as a peaceful demonstration, but that later shifted into violence and vandalism.