Tennessee governor warns ‘autonomous zones’ will not be tolerated

Tennessee governor warns ‘autonomous zones’ will not be tolerated
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[Ed. – Tennessee took steps to intercept “Occupy” maneuvers back in the day. They probably won’t be telling the police in Nashville to evacuate.]

Hours before some activists plan to take over a public space outside the Tennessee state Capitol and stay for an undetermined amount of time, Gov. Bill Lee issued a warning Friday that autonomous zones “will not be tolerated.”

A graphic circulating online Thursday and Friday announced plans for a “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” at Legislative Plaza, a public area located  directly across the street from the Capitol, though it’s unclear who is behind plans for the sit-in. …

“We encourage Tennesseans to exercise their First Amendment rights and have seen many examples of peaceful protests across our state in recent weeks,” Lee said in a statement midday Friday. …

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“Tennessee law expressly prohibits camping on state property not expressly designated as a campground area, and that law will be enforced.”

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