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    • Statement from Gov. Lee on Protests in Murfreesboro

      Sunday, May 31, 2020 | 08:00pm

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued the following statement: “The protests in Murfreesboro are no longer peaceful demonstrations but have escalated to overt threats to public safety and property. I support Mayor McFarland’s 7 p.m. curfew and have authorized both the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the National Guard to provide support on the ground in restoring order for the safety of our citizens.”

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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: “At 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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