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Occupy Nashville Loses Electricity, Brings in Batteries

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state fire marshal’s office has cut off the electrical outlet Occupy Nashville was using on Legislative Plaza after an inspector found that it posed a safety threat.
The group was able to operate off a battery-powered backup generator all day Wednesday. According to The Tennessean newspaper, a spokesman said they are bringing in batteries and will get a solar powered generator (http://tnne.ws/tQavEY). The spokesman also said the group is willing to pay an electrician to rewire the outlet and make sure it is up to code.
State officials said the wiring’s insulation had melted and the exposed wiring created the potential for contact with the metal of the outlet and possible electrocution.
Occupy Nashville members said the outlet overloaded early Tuesday