Funeral Procession Held For Gentrified Neighborhoods

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville activist group PATHE [People's Alliance for Transit, Housing and Employment] joined students to hold a "funeral procession" march to Mayor Barry's Transit "Open House." 

The group planned to march with students from Tennessee State University and Fisk University to protest the gentrification of Nashville.

PATHE organizers said they were excited to partner with students from two of Nashville's Historically Black University and Colleges, who have "taken up the banner of housing rights in the face of Mayor Megan Barry's proposed $5.2 Billion tax hike for light rail." 

The organization encouraged neighbors to join the procession to honor the "Nashvillians displaced by skyrocketing housing prices and unchecked development."

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