NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Several people, including college students, are breaking camp in front of the state Capitol after spending the night there in defiance of a new state law.
WSMV-TV reported about 30 people brought sleeping bags to Legislative Plaza and spent the night, saying the new statute criminalizes homelessness.
Protester Jeremiah Carter said the law perpetuates a system in which homeless people are constantly going through the judicial system.
A sign posted at the protest read "sleeping is not a crime."
Despite the statute, police made no arrests.