occupy http://wmot.org en Two Nights, No New Occupy Arrests http://wmot.org/post/two-nights-no-new-occupy-arrests <p>A second night with no new arrests in Nashville on Legislative Plaza. Occupy Nashville protesters are, once again, occupying the plaza around the clock.</p><p>After the Haslam Administration imposed new restrictions on protests last Thursday, Highway Patrol Troopers arrested a couple of dozen protesters both Friday and Saturday.</p><p>But a metro night court commissioner refused to jail the protesters on both occasions, saying that the state had exceeded its authority.</p><p>Protest spokesperson Cecily Friday says the arrests have only stiffened protesters resolve.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:33:12 +0000 Mike Osborne 3321 at http://wmot.org Occupy Protesters Arrested, Then Released http://wmot.org/post/occupy-protesters-arrested-then-released <p>(AP) Quite a morning for Occupy Nashville.&nbsp;</p><p>Twenty-nine protesters were arrested on Legislative Plaza before dawn, then released just a few hours later.</p><p>According to WKRN-TV, Metro&#39;s night court commissioner, Thomas Nelson, released the protesters wihtout charges. Nelson said&nbsp;the state&nbsp;hadn&#39;t given&nbsp;the protesters&nbsp;enough time to react to new protest regulations.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:18:05 +0000 Mike Osborne 3238 at http://wmot.org