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Student cited at 'White Lives Matter' rally in Shelbyville says he was counter-protester

(Fox 17 News)

UPDATE: 3 PM

A man cited at a “White Lives Matter” rally in Shelbyville said he was there to protest the white nationalists.

Fox 17 News cameras were rolling when MTSU student Jack Anderson, 20, was cited for disorderly conduct and taken into temporary custody at about 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Anderson said he was a counter-protester and walked to the white nationalist side of the rally where he was put in a headlock. Anderson said he stayed in the headlock for about 10 seconds before wrestling out and telling the person to “get off him.”

Anderson said police were wrong when they saw the ordeal and he was taken into temporary custody and cited.

Anderson’s father, James Anderson, is also an activist and called Fox 17 News from a human rights campaign in D.C. when saw that his son had been cited.


This is a developing story and will be updated.

UPDATE: 2:30 PM

The father of a man who was arrested at the "White Lives Matter" rally in Shelbyville said his son was a counter-protester.

The man, who was on the white nationalist side of the rally, was arrested at about 12:30 p.m.

The man's father said his son was there to protests the white nationalist rally. He told Fox 17 News that his son was put in a choke-hold by one of the white nationalist protesters.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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A man was taken into custody at a "White Lives Matter" rally in Shelbyville on Saturday.

The man, who was on the white nationalists side, was arrested at about 12:30 p.m.

About 200 to 300 white nationalist protesters in the area of U.S. Highway 231 and Lane Parkway. Fox 17 News reporters said the amount of counter-protesters about doubled that number.


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