MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Five Occupy protesters were cited in Murfreesboro after they tried to camp on the city's Civic Plaza early Tuesday morning. Police issued the citations after they saw two tents go up just before 5 a.m. They did not remove the protesters.
Murfreesboro's city codes prohibit camping on the plaza.
Protesters ignored a warning from police to remove the camping equipment, according to Channel 4's news partners at the Daily News Journal.
Police also gave the demonstrators a chance to leave without receiving a citation, but they refused.
The five who received citations face fines up to $50.
Elsewhere across the country Tuesday:
- Marching to foreclosed home, accompanied by cops
- Demonstrators from 46 states 'Take back the Capitol'
- City may issue Occupy Albany permit
- BofA workers told to be careful amid Occupy protests
- Occupy Hartford protesters told to vacate
- Police clear out New Orleans camp
- Housing and 'Occupy' activists take aim at foreclosed homes, empty lots
For more on Tuesday's Occupy action, click here.