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Man charged in vandalism of Metro Courthouse, civil rights monument

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 08:37:53-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police officers arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to Saturday's vandalism of The Historic Metro Courthouse.

On Monday, Tondrique Fitzgerald was arrested and charged with aggravated rioting and felony vandalism.

Fitzgerald allegedly pulled a granite civil rights plaque off a courthouse wall. That monument was smashed into pieces on the ground. The pieces were then used to break Courthouse windows. Fitzgerald is also charged with verbally encouraging others in the vandalism.

Nearly 30 people were arrested during the Saturday night riots. Fitzgerald was the second person to be arrested in connection to the vandalism of the courthouse.

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