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Camping Tents As Costumes

By Lucas Johnson, Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Occupy Nashville protesters are tempting police to arrest them as they challenge a new law meant to evict them from their camp near the state Capitol, said the House sponsor of the legislation signed by the governor.
The law prohibits camping on state property that is not specifically designated for it.
On Wednesday, two protesters wore camping tents as costumes and walked around the War Memorial Plaza saying the law criminalizes homelessness and its penalties are excessive.

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Occupy Chattanooga Protesters Face New Tent Rules

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Standing near about a dozen tents and a smoldering campfire, an Occupy Chattanooga member argued Thursday that new county rules cracking down on overnight tents can’t be used against protesters because they were enacted too quickly without proper public notice.
The protesters set up on the lawn of the Hamilton County Courthouse are now waiting to see how the rules passed with no dissenting votes by the county commission Wednesday will be enforced.
The new county rules do not mention Occupy Chattanooga, but commission chairman Larry Henry told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the county will take “necessary steps to enforce” them (http://bit.ly/xO42N9).

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