Chattanooga Black Lives Matter Protests

Chattanooga demonstrators joined the nationwide movement protesting police violence against the Black community in the summer of 2020. Ignited by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the protests swelled on a wave of anti-police outrage. The Tennessee National Guard was called in on one of the first nights of protests after Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department deputies used teargas on demonstrators outside of the Hamilton County Courthouse.

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