NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police for a second straight night arrested Wall Street protesters who defied a new curfew a day after they were forced off the Tennessee Capitol grounds because new restrictions had been set.
And for a second time, a Nashville night judge dismissed arrest warrants of the arrested protesters.
Occupy Nashville protesters — including many of the 29 arrested Friday — returned to the Legislative Plaza later that evening and remained through the 10 p.m. curfew.
A second wave of arrests began just before midnight. A Tennessee Highway Patrol officer told another officer at the scene that 26 people had been arrested.
Protesters vowed to return Saturday.