MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Wall Street protests have sparked two similar "occupation" efforts in Tennessee.
A well-organized group has planted itself in Civic Center Plaza in Memphis, just steps from City Hall and the federal prosecutor's office. The site has been occupied since Oct. 15 by protesters numbering from a handful to up to 100, depending on the time of day.
Members of Occupy Memphis held a series of General Assembly meetings to plan their action before they encamped at the plaza. They've issued a declaration of their demands and studied local ordinances so they know what to do if arrested.
The Occupy Nashville group has a few dozen members who have been at Legislative Plaza since Oct. 6.
There also have been marches in Johnson City and Knoxville.
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