Audience ejected at special session: ‘This is not what democracy looks like’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 22, 2023 6:16 PM CT | Published: August 22, 2023 6:03 PM CT

Tuesday saw the first committee hearings of the special session and the beginning of discussion on bills. More than 100 people — including parents of Covenant School shooting survivors — were removed from one of the first hearings.

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Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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