Homeless advocates occupy Legislative Plaza

Homeless advocates occupy Legislative Plaza (Image 1)

An estimated 40 to 50 people protested overnight Sunday on Tennessee's Capitol Hill.

Organizers told Nashville's News 2 they were there advocating for the homeless and against the newly passed state law that outlaws camping on legislative plaza and other state owned property.

Police did not stop the demonstration. 

When organizers were asked if the protest was in relation to the Occupy Nashville movement, protester Jeremiah Carter responded, “Occupy Nashville has been tabling ever since their tents got kicked off the plaza, so we worked in coalition with them. Mainly this was organized by homeless advocates of Nashville.”

Organizers said Sunday was a one night protest and that many of the demonstrators planned to go to school and work the next morning.

Protesters told Nashville's News 2 they will continue to work for ways to advocate for the homeless in the Nashville area.

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