Poor People's Campaign To Protest In Nashville

Posted at 1:15 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 14:47:10-04

Protesters with the Poor People’s Campaign have planned to take to the streets in Nashville for the third week in a row. 

Just last week, more than a dozen people were arrested after blocking a street downtown. 

Supporters plan to rally again at Legislative Plaza at 2 p.m. Tuesday as part of a nationwide push.

Those with the Poor People's Campaign said they have been impacted by poverty, systemic racism, the war economy, and ecological devastation.

This protest comes as President Trump stops in Nashville to hold a public rally at Municipal Auditorium.

The President is in town for a campaign fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn. He's expected to appear at a reception with the candidate. 

Drivers should be aware that several roads will be closed during the evening commute. 

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