'White Lives Matter' rally canceled

Oct 28, 2017 at 05:55 pm by Michelle Willard

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A “White Lives Matter” rally was canceled on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 28 on the Public Square in Murfreesboro.

Organized by the National Socialist Movement, which describes itself as “America's Premier White Civil Rights Organization,” the event was supposed to be held after a similar rally in Shelbyville.

In Shelbyville, the NSM was joined by members of the Nationalist Front, League of the South and the Traditionalist Workers Party.

The rally was permitted from 1:30-4 p.m., but around 3:15 p.m., Public Relations Officer for the League of the South and organizer Hunter Wallace tweeted the Murfreesboro rally was canceled because “it was a lawsuit trap” and “it was cold thought tbh (to be honest).”

Counter-protesters significantly outnumbered the few White Lives Matter protestors who did attend.

According to a press release from the city of Murfreesboro, teams of law enforcement officers screened protestors and between 800 and 1,000 counter-protestors for prohibited items before entering. Law enforcement officers monitored the rally.

Officers from Murfreesboro City, Rutherford County, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, plus other nearby agencies lined and surrounded the Square to keep the would-be protesters separated.

No injuries or damage was reported.

 



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