Police tell protesters to leave city hall campout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An attempt to move the Occupy Nashville protest from the state Capitol to the city's Public Square was short-lived.

One tent was set up on the lawn of the city government headquarters Monday night. Early Tuesday, a Metro Nashville police officer told tent dweller Matt Hammill a local ordinance barred camping there. Hammill packed up his tent and left, according to WTVF-TV.

The station reported the movement might try to get a permit from the mayor's office to resume camping on the square.

Protesters have been camped at Legislative Plaza since Oct. 7, but legislators are considering a statute that would prohibit it.

State troopers arrested protesters in October, but a Nashville judge ordered them released.


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