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.
a small group of protesters damaged the offices of the mayor and other city leaders late Saturday evening.
The Murfreesboro Police Department says it was trying to disperse a crowd that had blocked an intersection. A building and an armored vehicle were vandalized, and two people were arrested for violating an emergency curfew order.
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.
Hundreds gathered at Tennessee’s state capitol on Sunday to protest the governor’s stay-at-home order. Horns blared from cars on Charlotte Avenue while protesters held signs with slogans like “freedom is essential.” Participants in the “FreeTN” demonstration join thousands across the country who oppose executive orders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and who want […]
Nashville high school students marched and chanted Friday against school shootings and in favor of five specific gun control measures as part of a nationwide day of walkouts.
Listen / When members of white nationalist groups declared that they planned to rally in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro at the end of the month, some asked how the cities could allow such a thing.