Occupy Nashville To Crack Down On Violators

Occupy Nashville protesters say they’re taking steps to maintain order and safety on the grounds near the state Capitol where they’re camped, and anyone who doesn’t adhere to the rules is removed from the group.

Protesters have made an effort to keep the area safe and clean following the state’s imposition of a curfew and arrests of 55 protesters last month. There’s also been a gradual increase in law enforcement.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has said unsanitary conditions were part of the reason for the curfew, which has been blocked by a federal judge.

Earlier this week, two legislative workers were taking a break in a courtyard outside the plaza when someone in bushes above the area urinated on them.

Protester Eva Watler says it wasn’t anyone from Occupy Nashville because such behavior is not tolerated.