Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Nashville May Day demonstration nearly turns violent

by Ariana Maia Sawyer , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee - Two groups demonstrating for International Workers' Day nearly came to blows in front of City Hall on Monday in the culmination of a fight that began on the internet.

On one side, a man in a hockey helmet pawed the ground on all fours while over 40 others with homemade shields, hockey sticks, flag poles or gas masks shouted.

Across the lawn, a smaller, black-clad group chanted, clanking their Louisville Slugger baseball bats together. They began to move toward each other, but before they met, Metro Police swept in to create a barrier of bicycles. (read more and view a video)

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