About an hour before the rally permit begins (1:30-4:00PM) both vehicle and foot traffic in the "open" area approaching the square was light.
People continue to flow in an out of the Murfreesboro square at 3:30 Saturday (10/28/2017) afternoon.
The TSSAA is having their girls soccer state championships in Murfreesboro this week, wrapping up Saturday. They'll do so with an increased police presence due to the downtown rally.
Local businesses like Shacklett's Photography on the historic Rutherford County square are concerned about negative outcomes on Saturday as a rally draws near.
Mr. Ulrich Ankersoe owns the building where Maple Street Grill and later The Gavel once called home. Ankerson, who lives outside of the Rutherford County area, made the trip to his building to prepare for the Saturday rally in fear that the front windows would be broken.
Shelbyville Rally Saturday: As public safety preparations continue by the City of Shelbyville Administration and Police Department regarding a planned demonstration scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017, citizens and visitors should expect traffic and parking impacts.
Several events are being canceled and businesses closing due to the White Lives Matter rally and expected counter protest in downtown Murfreesboro this weekend.
Another cancellation has been announced due to the so called "White Lives Matter" rally on the Murfreesboro square this Saturday. WGNS' Bart Walker spoke to the Parks and Recreation Department about Saturday cancellations...
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...
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland along with several of the community's religious leaders are coming together to denounce the planned Saturday "White Lives Matter" rally.
The rally that will take place on the Murfreesboro square this coming Saturday is gaining more and more attention of law enforcement and local leaders.
The local leader of the NAACP is encouraging citizens of Rutherford County to steer clear of a planned weekend White Lives Matter rally and expected counter protest.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Truman Jones feels confident local law enforcement will have a detailed plan to keep citizens safe during the Saturday "White Lives Matter" rally.
At the recent African American Heritage Society black tie affair, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland made a statement about the proposed upcoming that has been labeled as a White Lives Matter event.
Add Murfreesboro to what may be a growing number of "White Lives Matter" rallies across Tennessee.
While Uncle Dave Macon Days festivities were well under way on Saturday evening, so was a Black Lives Matter rally in Murfreesboro.
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