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Nashville protesters prepare for more arrests

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Occupy Nashville protesters who have been living on Legislative Plaza are preparing for more arrests under a state law passed last month making it illegal for anyone to camp on state-owned land that is not specifically designated for that purpose.

The protesters were given a seven day notice to remove their campsites last Friday and members of the group said Thursday the state could start enforcing the law starting after midnight.

Jason Steen, a protester, said the law that was designed to evict Occupy Nashville affects anyone who is homeless in Tennessee. The number of tents at the plaza has dwindled, but several remained on Thursday.

Violators can face up to a year in jail or a fine of up to $2,500 or both.

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