protest en Tennessee NAACP Protests Martin Shooting <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The Tennessee&nbsp;chapter of the NAACP is ramping up protests across the state&nbsp;in response to the death of Trayvon Martin.</p><p>The unarmed 17-year-old black teenager was shot in Sanford, Florida, just over a month ago by a neighborhood watch captain who says he acted in self-defense.</p><p>Gloria Sweet-Love, president of the state NAACP, said protests are scheduled in several cities around the state, including a protest Wednesday&nbsp;in Memphis.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:04:59 +0000 AP/WMOT 9091 at Students Protest Rule Changes at Vandy <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn&nbsp;&nbsp;(WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; More than 100 students gathered on the Vanderbilt campus this morning to protest changes the university recently made to its policies governing student organizations.</p><p>The new policies require that, to remain certified, student organizations must allow any student to join and also allow all-comers to stand for leadership positions in the group.</p><p>The policy is being contested, largely by Christian groups, that insist their officers must be students who share their core beliefs.</p> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:43:08 +0000 Mike Osborne 7203 at Students Protest Rule Changes at Vandy Bill Aimed at Occupy Protesters Advances <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span> (AP/WMOT) &mdash; A proposal that seeks to prevent Occupy Nashville protesters from staying overnight on the plaza next to the state Capitol advanced in the Tennessee General Assembly yesterday.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:31:27 +0000 AP/WMOT 6861 at Bill Aimed at Occupy Protesters Advances Occupy Protesters March in Murfreesboro <p>An Occupy Wall Street inspired march is getting underway at this hour in downtown Murfreesboro.</p><p>Occupy Murfreesboro leaders have permits to assemble on the grounds of the county courthouse.</p><p orgfontsize="11.86px">Protestors say they&rsquo;ll&nbsp;also march around three downtown banks; all&nbsp;within a few blocks of the square.</p><p orgfontsize="11.86px">One of the protest organizers,&nbsp;local resident Connor Moss,&nbsp;says Occupy Murfreesboro usually has about 20 people at their meetings, but expects about a hundred protesters to attend today&rsquo;s march.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:23:03 +0000 Mike Osborne 3544 at