A spokesperson for the Department of Safety says the state is “prepared to enforce” a new law restricting camping on government property. As of Friday morning, however, several tents from Occupy Nashville protesters remain on War Memorial Plaza.
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It’s been nearly a week since Governor Bill Haslam signed a law prohibiting unauthorized camping on government property. The measure was aimed squarely at Occupy Nashville protesters. A dedicated few are waiting to test law enforcement.
The long-debated bill to clear the protest group Occupy Nashville is headed to the governor’s desk for a signature. Monday night the state House concurred with changes made in the Senate.
After two months of the protest group ‘Occupy Nashville’ camping on the Legislative Plaza, the state Senate today joined the state House in passing a bill to make such camping illegal.
The state House of Representatives fought for more than an hour before passing a bill today to clear the Legislative Plaza of the Occupy Nashville campers.
Occupy Nashville members are breaking up their camp. The move comes as the Legislature is set to take up a bill that would evict the protesters from War Memorial Plaza, where they’ve been since early October.
Lawmakers on an important subcommittee last night OK’d a bill to clear tents off the Legislative Plaza. Members of Occupy Nashville in the audience remained silent as the bill was approved.
A proposal to clear the Occupy Nashville protest off War Memorial Plaza comes up in a House subcommittee Wednesday. Occupiers have been camped on what is essentially the roof of the legislature’s main office building since October. But for some lawmakers the decision to clear the plaza is not a slam-dunk.
Anti-Wall Street protesters in Nashville woke up in soggy tents Tuesday morning to news that encampments from New York to Portland did not have such a peaceful night.
The state now wants the trespassing charges against anti-Wall Street protesters dropped. A spokesman for Governor Bill Haslam has announced he will ask the District Attorney to dismiss the misdemeanor citations.
The number of tents pitched on Legislative Plaza has continued to grow since a federal judge overruled a curfew for the state-owned space. But some of those setting up camp outside the capitol are not aligned with the Occupy Nashville protest. They’re homeless.
With threat of arrest now gone, Occupy Nashville demonstrators are grappling with how they appear to the outside world.
Tuesday night, about 100 people turned out for Occupy Nashville’s General Assembly at Legislative Plaza. It’s where the protestors discuss ways to grow their movement.
Local journalists are speaking out about the arrest of a reporter at the Occupy Nashville demonstration this weekend.
Attorneys representing the state of Tennessee quickly backed down from a curfew around the state capitol in federal court this afternoon. The judge said she would have made them anyway.
The fight over whether Occupy Nashville protestors can continue to demonstrate at Legislative Plaza has moved to court.
The ACLU is headed to federal court Monday afternoon trying to stop a curfew put in place for Legislative Plaza meant to disband anti-Wall Street protesters. State troopers have stopped enforcing the nighttime restrictions anyway, but their crackdown late last week has been an inadvertent recruiting tool for Occupy Nashville.
Protesters in Nashville aligned with the Occupy Wall Street movement are cheering because state troopers have stopped arresting curfew violators around the capitol. However, there are mixed emotions among demonstrators.
Protesters in Nashville aligned with the Occupy Wall Street movement are claiming a small victory. They continued to violate a new curfew, but Saturday night state troopers looked the other way.
Law enforcement officials are defending their overnight crackdown on protesters aligned with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Some had been camped out in front of the state capitol for three weeks. Others are activists who showed up just for the confrontation. In all, 29 were arrested and cited with criminal trespassing.