Mount Juliet police arrested eight adults after a sit-in on Friday morning outside a doctor’s office where abortions are conducted.
People gathered inside the Providence Medical Pavilion Building on Crossings Circle outside carafe Health Center.
After the arrests, police said there was now a peaceful protest outside the building on Crossings Circle.
Video showed numerous people crowded in a hallway outside the office singing hymns. Protesters arrived before 8 a.m.
Police said multiple people unlawfully entered the building and are refusing to leave. Those in the building have been asked to shelter-in-place.
Around 10:15 a.m., Mount Juliet Police said it was beginning to make arrests for those who refuse to leave after issuing multiple warnings for people to leave.
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