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Sat Feb 23, 2019, 12:20 AM

Forrest bust protesters clash with House speaker

More than 140 years after his death, Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest continues causing a stir.

This time, it's a confrontation between House Speaker Glen Casada and a group of African-American students who want the Rebel iconís bust removed from the State Capitol.

The incident took place Thursday morning as Casada, a Franklin Republican, walked down the steps from the Senate and House chambers to the Capitolís first floor for a press conference in the Old Supreme Court Chambers.

Vanderbilt student Justin Jones, a frequent protester at the Capitol, quickly approached Casada, demanding that he meet with the group of students who want the Forrest bust to be taken from its Capitol perch.

Read more: https://dailymemphian.com/section/metro/article/3250/Forrest-bust-protesters-clash-with-House-speaker

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