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    Gov. Lee Mobilizes National Guard Across the State, Calls for Further Investigation into Nashville Unrest

    Sunday, May 31, 2020 | 08:10pm

    Following incidents of violence in downtown Nashville, Governor Bill Lee announced today that the Tennessee National Guard will remain mobilized across the state and that the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, in coordination with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement authorities, will launch an investigation into unlawful incidents that occurred overnight.

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    Gov. Lee Mobilizes National Guard Across the State, Calls for Further Investigation into Nashville Unrest

    Sunday, May 31, 2020 | 04:15pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following incidents of violence in downtown Nashville, Governor Bill Lee announced today that the Tennessee National Guard will remain mobilized across the state and that the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, in coordination with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement authorities, will launch an investigation into unlawful incidents that occurred overnight.

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    Statement from Gov. Lee on Protests in Nashville

    Saturday, May 30, 2020 | 09:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued the following statement: β€œAt the request of Mayor Cooper, I am authorizing the National Guard to mobilize in response to protests that have now taken a violent, unlawful turn in Nashville. The threat to both peace and property is unacceptable and we will work with local law enforcement and community leaders to restore safety and order. This is not a reflection of our state or the fundamental American right to peaceful protest.”

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