occupy nashville

5:03pm

Sat November 19, 2011
Number of Protesters on the Plaza Doubles

Tennessee Occupy Protests Remain Peaceful

 

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP/WMOT) --  The character of the Occupy protest movement changed this week, with hundreds of protesters arrested across the country in sometimes violent confrontations with police.

Here in Middle Tennessee the Occupy movement is still peaceful and is still being supported by the courts.

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11:44am

Tue November 15, 2011
Courts Have Consistently Sided with Protesters

Nashville's Occupy Experience Relevant Nationwide?

Nashville’s Occupy protest experience may be a foretaste of what’s to come for cities around the country.

A New York judge has apparently ordered that Occupy Wall street protesters be permitted to return to the park that police forcibly evicted them from this morning.

Here in Middle Tennessee, the courts have consistently sided with protesters.

A Nashville judge dismissed trespassing and other citations against 55 Occupy Nashville protesters yesterday and ordered their records expunged.

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11:32am

Wed November 2, 2011
Gov. Notes Restraining Order is Temporary

Governor Haslam Unapologetic For Protester Arrests

        Governor Haslam is not backing down after a federal judge temporarily blocked his efforts to clear protesters off of Legislative Plaza.

          Protesters were granted a restraining order Monday, barring the state from making further arrests after more than 50 of their number were taken into custody on the Plaza over the weekend by State Troopers.

          In a news conference yesterday, Governor Haslam did not admit defeat or to any mistake, saying that deteriorating safety and sanitary conditions on the plaza required a response.

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9:45am

Wed November 2, 2011
ACLU Represents Protesters in Court

Occupy Nashville Wins "Temporary" Victory

          The state of Tennessee has agreed, at least temporarily, to stop enforcing a new curfew used to dislodge Occupy Nashville protesters from the grounds around the Tennessee Capitol.

          The protesters went to federal court yesterday seeking a temporary restraining order against Gov. Bill Haslam saying the curfew and arrests of dozens of supporters violated their rights to free speech and freedom of assembly.

          Protesters were represented in court by the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.

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