Some Occupy Nashville protesters remove tents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- About half of the Occupy Nashville protesters that were encamped on the Capitol complex for nearly five months have removed their tents.

Tennessee Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the protesters informed a state trooper patrolling the area that they planned to leave sometime Tuesday night.

The protesters discussed their future plans at a general assembly meeting in the evening. By the time of the meeting, the number of tents -- which at one time were as many as 60 on the plaza -- had been drastically reduced.

Discussions at the meeting ranged from off-site storage for protesters' belongings to handling proposed legislation aimed at stopping them from staying overnight on the plaza.

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