The lone tent at the Occupy Nashville encampment was removed by Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers early Monday morning.
Near 30 THP officers entered the encampment at Legislative Plaza around 3:50 a.m.
The final occupier, Christopher Humphrey, was dragged out of his tent by troopers, ending one of the longest standing 24/7 Occupy camps in the United States.
Humphrey was not arrested and planned to set up another tent later Monday evening.
According to a press release, protest materials were initially seized by state officials but after a discussion with a legal team and occupiers, troopers agreed to return some of the property.
Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill aimed to evict occupy campers on March 2, making it illegal for anyone to camp on state-owned land not designated for that purpose.
Occupiers had a seven-day warning to leave the encampment before law went into effect Thursday, March 9, at 12 a.m., Midnight.
Violators of the new law, known as the Equal Access to Public Property Act, face a fine of up to $2,500 fine and one year in prison.
The new law does not prevent occupiers from protesting on the public land.
Occupy Nashville protesters announced plans to remain on the plaza with an information booth in efforts to continue their protest.
The press release stated general assemblies will continue to be held at the plaza on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m.
After the tent was removed, city crews were seen using pressure washers to clean up the plaza.