A prayer vigil was held on the Murfreesboro square Wednesday evening in hopes of ending violence before it begins on Saturday.
As we have been reporting, a mix of groups will be headed to the local square between 1 and 1:30 on Saturday afternoon and the majority of the groups are part of a rally that has been labeled by the League of the South as a "White Lives Matter" rally. Such rallies in other cities have proven to be violent and even deadly in places like Charlottesville, VA.
In addition to a prayer vigil on the local square Wednesday night, local business leaders are also letting their voices be heard. Peter Demos, founder of Peter D's who is also part of the Demos' restaurants, said this prayer...
Photo of Peter Demos Below:
Congregations Unite Friday Night
Many of the congregations, especially those whose churches are within the historic downtown area, are uniting with ONE COMMUNITY PRAYER VIGIL at 6:00 o'clock Friday night, October 27, 2017. This will be in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church at 200 East Main Street. NewsRadio WGNS will have a special broadcast on how the churches are uniting. Tune-in Thursday morning (10/26/2017) from 8:10-9:00AM.
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WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Brad Griffin, spokesperson for the League of the South...
People have been asking, is WGNS going to give live coverage of the Saturday (10/28/2017) event? Our news department is set-up around the downtown area and ready to give coverage, should problems arise. However, with the well thought-out plans of law enforcement, we hopefully will not need to go "live" on the radio.
WGNS will break-in on our regular programming with "updates" throughout the event and still photos, videos and interviews will be included on our website.
WGNS will have massive pictorial coverage of the event on this website. Check www.WGNSradio.com. And if issues arise, tune to AM 1450, FM 100.5 and FM 101.9. Your Good Neighbor is prepared to be with you through another challenge.
FYI: The permit for the rally is 1:30 to 4:00 Saturday (10/28/2017) on the Murfreesboro public square. The League of the South is expected to be joined by affiliated groups. Other individuals and groups are expected as counter protestors.