VOL. 133 | NO. 5 | Friday, January 5, 2018
By Bill Dries Updated 10:53PM
No protest or march permits applied for at City Hall as of Thursday morning in anticipation of a Saturday Confederate monuments protest, according to city chief legal officer Bruce McMullen at Thursday’s taping of “Behind The Headlines.” Our discussion included lots about the city’s move toward taking down the monuments Dec. 20 and what could happen next. Also, McMullen tells us there were some other nonprofits that talked with the city about Health Sciences and Memphis Parks before Memphis Greenspace. The show airs Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on WKNO TV.
As promised here when last we met, more on the possibility of Saturday protests and the concept of urging Memphians to ignore the protests and avoid the areas where they could be. It’s a strategy used before with some mixed results. As the story indicates there could be more developments on this with a Friday press conference by the Memphis Branch NAACP. Watch