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.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.