Occupy Memphis evicts 6 at encampment - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Occupy Memphis evicts 6 at encampment

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Members of Occupy Memphis have evicted six people living at their encampment due to drinking and drug use.

Marquella Scott said Tuesday that about 15 members voted to remove three tents from their camp in front of Memphis City Hall because their residents were breaking the group's rules against drinking, drug use and sexual harassment.

Public safety officers working for a company employed by the Downtown Memphis City Center Commission helped with the evictions.

Scott said the six people are not Occupy members. She said they were "using the name of Occupy Memphis to do their nefarious deeds."

The eviction leaves about 15 members in about 10 tents at the site.

Memphis police have said they do not plan to evict the group, as long as it follows city laws.

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