Over the last week and a half, the goals of the local Occupy Tampa group have been subsumed by their interactions with Tampa Police and the first local arrests in the month long movement. That included the first felony arrest last Friday morning, in a disputed case in which either an officer was pushed down by a protester (the TPD version), or the officer "slammed" into one of the activists, who fell onto another activist (that's Occupy Tampa's account).
Regardless, that action seems almost like child play in comparison to the massive amount of arrests that took place at Occupy rallies around the country this weekend.
In Nashville state law enforcement officials arrested 26 people on Saturday, with the issue being a curfew imposed last week that barred protesters from inhabiting a downtown plaza near the State Capitol. Included among those arrested was Nashville Scene reporter Jonathan Meador. The Scene is owned by SouthComm, which as of earlier this month became CL's new owner.
You can see (or more accurately, hear) Meador's arrest captured by his flip camera.