Nashville riots: Historic Metro Courthouse burns

By: - May 31, 2020 7:29 am
Nashville, Tenn. - A crowd outside Historic Metro Nashville Courthouse looks at fires inside the building. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Nashville, Tenn., May 30 – A crowd outside Historic Metro Nashville Courthouse looks at fires inside the building. (Photo: John Partipilo)

 

An afternoon of peaceful protests organized by social justice groups to protest the killing on Minneapolis man George Floyd by police devolved into a night of riots in Nashville. Historic Metro Nashville Courthouse was defaced and set on fire and downtown tourist district businesses being broken into and robbed.

Award-winning and two time Pulitzer Prize nominated photojournalist John Partipilo was in downtown Nashville shooting pictures for the Tennessee Lookout.

 

 

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Holly McCall
Holly McCall

Holly McCall has been a fixture in Tennessee media and politics for decades. She covered city hall for papers in Columbus, Ohio and Joplin, Missouri before returning to Tennessee with the Nashville Business Journal. She has served as political analyst for WZTV Fox 17 and provided communications consulting for political campaigns at all levels, from city council to presidential. Holly brings a deep wealth of knowledge about Tennessee’s political processes and players and likes nothing better than getting into the weeds of how political deals are made.

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