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Nashville marchers stage die-in near honky-tonks

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NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - Marchers protesting police brutality staged die-ins in the middle of Nashville's honky-tonk district and in The Gulch, home to new upscale condominiums and restaurants.

The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/1vK1QkP ) the protest started with candlelight a vigil Friday night outside the Metro Nashville Police Department. The group of about 150 people grew as they marched to Lower Broadway, where their "Black Lives Matter" chant mixed with the music spilling out of the honky-tonks. Tourists on the sidewalks snapped photos as the demonstrators laid down in the street.

The group then tried to march onto Interstate-65 but was blocked by a line of Tennessee State Troopers.

Meanwhile, Memphis media reported a group of about 35 protesters slowed traffic with a march in the suburb of Horn Lake, just over the border in Mississippi.

 

Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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