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.
A peaceful “I Will Breathe” rally, which drew thousands of people at War Memorial Plaza, eventually turned destructive as the hours wore on Saturday. Pockets of protesters smashed cars and police used tear gas to disperse some who vandalized Nashville’s City Hall. Police say the area was mostly cleared by about 10:45 p.m.
Two more Metro budget proposals were unveiled this week, making for six different ideas as to how much Metro should raise its property tax and how to spend the money.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper says the city will move to Phase 2 of reopening on Monday, allowing higher capacities and a wider array of businesses to resume work.
A new Vanderbilt poll shows that most people in Nashville are supportive of Mayor John Cooper’s social distancing efforts. The poll, released Thursday, also shows Cooper’s approval rating is especially high during this time.
Unmasked employees and visitors are officially barred from Nashville’s government buildings. That’s according to a new executive order from the mayor’s office, which requires anyone “inside any building or indoor space that is owned, managed, or leased” by Metro to wear a face covering.
The president of Meharry Medical College is expressing skepticism over the decision to begin reopening the Metro Nashville economy.
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Nashville Mayor John Cooper said on Friday the county is on track to start a phased reopening of businesses. He said the city is in a better position than expected, but “we are not out of the woods.”