Elderly protestor Michelle Flynn carried out after outburst at State Capitol Thursday

Elderly protestor Michelle Flynn carried out after outburst at State Capitol Thursday

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69-year-old Michelle Flynn was jailed on April 20th after refusing to leave the State Capitol after being disruptive and telling police she would have to be carried out. State troopers responded to the second floor of the Tennessee State Capitol in reference to someone disrupting the Tennessee House of Representatives official session. Flynn was sitting on one of the balconies that looked over house members during their sessions. The rules to be on the balcony are that no one may shout, yell, scream, or disturb the meetings that are in progress. Flynn started to shout and was asked to stop, but she continued and was asked to stop again. The speaker of the house demanded she be removed. As troopers escorted her to the main floor, she refused to leave the building. Flynn was advised that she would be arrested if she did not leave. She continued her refusal and was placed in handcuffs. Once she was handcuffed, she refused to walk and was told multiple times by troopers that she needed to walk with them, to which she replied that she would not walk and would have to be carried out.

Michele Flynn (MNPD)
Michele Flynn (MNPD)

Michelle Flynn of Fatherland Street in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 20, charged with disrupting a meeting and resisting arrest. She was released on her own recognizance.

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