Nashville ‘I Will Breathe’: Gov. Bill Lee authorizes National Guard to respond to Nashville riots

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Governor-elect Bill Lee speaks during a news conference in the Capitol Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Lee defeated Democrat Karl Dean in the gubernatorial race Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is authorizing the National Guard to mobilize in Nashville “in response to protests that have now taken a violent, unlawful turn in Nashville.”

In a tweet, Governor Lee called the violent protests ‘unacceptable’ and that it is “not a reflection of our state…”


The latest on the protests and riots following the “I Will Breathe” rally in Nashville:

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