Occupy Nashville got rousted from their encampment at Legislative Plaza in Nashville in the middle of the night by 100 State Troopers obeying orders from their police state bosses.
This was a result of a new 'policy' put out yesterday by the state requiring time limits and permits with daily fees to protest on state (people owned) property.
Whether one agrees or not with Occupy Nashville and their limited demands, it is obvious that the current Tennessee state administration thinks they can make up the rules as they go along and put in place police state policies that run contrary to 1st amendment rights. Not that we expected anything different from the slugs in charge.Twenty nine protestors arrested early Friday morning at Legislative Plaza have been released.
They were issued a citation for criminal trespass and being in violation of general services policy. A court date has been set for November 18.
A judge said there was no probably cause for the arrest around 3 a.m. by Tennessee State Troopers on Legislative Plaza.
stormstate troopers began moving around 3 a.m. using a newly enacted state policy that set a curfew for the grounds near the state Capitol, including Legislative Plaza where the protesters had been staying in tents since October 7.
Troopers gave the protestors 10 minutes to leave peacefully, but instead some of the protestors sat in a semi-circle facing outwards with their arms locked. Once the 10 minutes was up, state troopers came in and placed plastic cuffs on those that stayed and were forced to drag them off the property.
Protesters claim victory. Perhaps now they can sharpen their focus and address more of the concerns that many of us see as important. We'll see.
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