Protesters gather in Sevierville for BLM rally
Protesters gathered in Sevierville Friday for a Black Lives Matter rally.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Protesters gathered in Sevierville Friday for a Black Lives Matter rally.
The rally at the Sevier County Courthouse saw a handful of Black Lives Matter supporters. A group of people also showed up to protect the town, reacting to reports on social media that some groups planned to take aim at the Dolly Parton statue or a veterans memorial in the area.
The gathering was peaceful; however, WVLT News observed a third party show up, waving a Confederate flag. That third party left the rally within a matter of minutes.
The rally ended with every protester singing the national anthem.
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