27 October: Occupy Nashville photo gallery

From The Tennessean a beautiful and large collection of photos from Occupy Nashville taken on October 27th:

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=DN&Dato=20111027&Kategori=NEWS01&Lopenr=110270809&Ref=PH

Then there were arrests on October 29th and 30th at Occupy Nashville.

On October 31st at 3:54 pm in the same newspaper Brandon Gee reported:


"A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order today requiring the state to stop enforcing a hastily drawn up policy that set a curfew for gatherings at Legislative Plaza and resulted in about 50 arrests of Occupy Nashville protesters.

Local attorneys and the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee filed a lawsuit this morning against Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials and requested a temporary restraining order to prevent any further arrests. U.S. District Judge Aleta A. Trauger granted the request. The state did not object to the restraining order and agreed to work out its differences with protesters.

After tolerating the protest for three weeks, Haslam approved a crackdown on demonstrators last week, citing safety and sanitation concerns at the plaza. The state instituted a new use policy for Legislative Plaza that included a curfew and permit requirements.

Some of the protesters have refused to leave overnight, and state troopers made a total of 50 arrests early Friday and Saturday mornings. Both nights, Davidson County Night Court Magistrate Tom Nelson refused to approve troopers’ warrants and ordered the protesters released.

The lawsuit alleges that the arrests and the new restrictions on gatherings at Legislative Plaza are unconstitutional violations of the protesters First Amendment rights."

The link to that page includes a beautiful video featuring a beautiful ACLU lawyer produced by The Tennessean:

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111031/NEWS03/111031013/Federal-judge-orders-TN-stop-arresting-Occupy-Nashville-protesters?odyssey=mod%7Cbreaking%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE
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