Occupy Nashville protestors could have camping outlawed

Today, the state senate is expected to discuss a bill aimed at cracking down on Occupy Nashville Protests.

FILE -- State Police arrest Occupy Nashville protestors early Friday morning Oct. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/JOHN PARTIPILO\ - THE TENNESSEAN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Today, the state senate is expected to discuss a bill aimed at cracking down on Occupy Nashville Protests.

The proposal would make it a misdemeanor for protestors to camp overnight on the Capitol complex grounds.

Violators would be fined as much as $2,500, and face up to nearly a year in jail.

Protestors have camped at the plaza since early October.

The bill passed the house on Thursday.


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