For nearly two hours Monday, protesters urged Tennessee’s leaders to finally take action and remove a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state Capitol in Nashville.  They sang songs such as “This Little Light of Mine” and voiced their frustrations in chants­ — “White silence is violence,” “Which side are you on?” and “Tear it down.” Ultimately, they made their way from the Forrest bust between the House and Senate chambers to Gov. Bill Haslam’s office, demanding an

answer from him on the issue. “My position on this issue has not changed — I do not believe Nathan Bedford Forrest should be one of the individuals we honor at the Capitol,” Haslam said in a statement. “The General Assembly has established a process for addressing these matters and I strongly encourage the Capitol Commission and the Historical Commission to act.” READ MORE