Stand Up For Freedom Peaceful Protest Planned In Kingston

Image Credit: Teena Hedrick 

The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –

A peaceful gathering of Tennessee patriots is planned to take place this Saturday, September 18th in Kingston to protest vaccine mandates, vaccine passports and medical tyranny. 

Tennessee Capitol Building in Nashville

The protest will begin at 5PM EDT in front of the Roane County courthouse. 

Attendees will be carrying American flags and signs and are encouraged to dress in Patriotic colors – Red, White and Blue. 

The main organizer of the event, Teena Hedrick, said, “We are very close to Oak Ridge where a big population of our people work. ORNL, Y-12, all are mandated to take vaccine. I’m a Nurse Practitioner. So, we cannot forget our Healthcare workers.  I hope you will join us!” 

Hedrick goes on to state, “All are welcome vaccinated and unvaccinated. We are in this together! FREEDOM!” 

According to Hedrick, this is the first such event she has organized and she had some help from a couple of her friends.  She hopes enough people will show up that the sidewalks will be lined with people. 

Hedrick works as a Nurse Practitioner and has worked with COVID since the outbreak. 

“These mandates go against all medical ethics and against the Constitution! A lot of people in our community are going to have to make gut wrenching decisions about taking the vaccine or losing a job that they worked at all their life. No one trusts what the government tells us. They have told so many lies,” Hedrick said. 

Like many Tennesseans, Hedrick questions why the government is mandating vaccines for working Americans while making no such requirement for welfare recipients, illegal aliens and Afghan refugees. 

“I don’t think the government has our best interest at heart.  It’s all about control.  The line has got to be drawn somewhere.  If you have to be bullied, coerced, bribed, or shamed to take an experimental vaccine, there is something very wrong going on.  I feel like this is the tip of the iceberg,” Hedrick said. 

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Hedrick stated that she feels she “just had to do something” as she foresees a time when vaccine mandates will also be forced on children. 

“I’m doing this for my children’s future!”, Hedrick said. 

Hedrick also added that she hopes Governor Lee “stands up for us and does whatever it takes to keep these mandates from happening. Not just talk, but take action like many other states have done!” 

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About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative  ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career.  Most recently, he served as Deputy Directory for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others.  He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History.  Contact Jason at

One thought on “Stand Up For Freedom Peaceful Protest Planned In Kingston

  • September 15, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    I simply don’t understand how illegal immigrants aren’t required to take Covid vaccine, health screenings, any vaccinations plus people that have Natural Immunity by having Covid would be required to have the vaccine. People who have Natural immunity via exposure shouldn’t be required to take vaccine period. I have a lot of reservations about the MRNA vaccine.


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