Occupy Nashville protesters stand their ground - WKRN News 2

Occupy Nashville protesters stand their ground

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In recent weeks Legislative Plaza in downtown Nashville has looked more like a tent city as the Occupy Nashville protest continues.

Protesters have been in Nashville since the beginning of October and are prepared with tents, food, water, blankets and other supplies needed.

Demonstrators continue to hold signs, taking a stand on what they call corporate greed.

Some protesters that Nashville's News 2 spoke with on Wednesday said they are planning to continue taking a stand until they are forced to leave.

"I am planning to be here until Mother Nature takes me up like an umbrella.  I am not going to leave.  I am making a stand," protestor Daniel Turek said.

Recently, demonstrators have been cleared in Atlanta and Oakland, California.

However, the Nashville demonstration has been peaceful for the most part, but not problem free.

Volunteers told Nashville's News 2 those who are not part of the movement are to blame.

"They sometimes come in and there's someone here they have tension with and they start fighting. So several times we have intervened, other times violence has continued and police have been called," volunteer Lindsey Krinks explained.

Occupy Nashville is scheduled to hold a meeting at 7 p.m. at Legislative Plaza to discuss the future of the group.

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