An Ohio appeals court decision has opened the door for Occupy Cleveland protesters -- or anyone else -- to stage late-night demonstrations in the city's Public Square.
CLEVELAND - Occupy protesters are back in the national spotlight after a weekend of violent clashes. And some people are being told to move out or risk arrest.
Like many of the occupy groups around the country, the Occupy Cleveland group is frustrated after a violent weekend for both protesters and police.
A march In New York's East Village Sunday night ended in arrests. There was also a march in Chicago. Protesters in those cities walked in support of Occupy Oakland protesters.
On Saturday, about 400 people were arrested in Oakland after police say some broke into city hall and caused damage. Police used tear gas and bean bag bullets after they say protesters started destroying a vacant construction site and throwing rocks at officers. This came despite many protesters claims of being peaceful.
In Washington D.C., the park service told protesters there they had until noon today to move saying they can't camp overnight where they had been a few blocks from the White House.
The Occupy Cleveland group at Public Square said they've been targeted too.
"There was one cop that actually stopped by and said I want to make sure you're not raping women in there," said Jonnie Peskar of Occupy Cleveland. "That's what he said to me. I just couldn't believe that he just harasses us. It's the same cop that comes and harasses us all the time."
Peskar said he thinks the arrests and violence does prevent people from coming out to support their cause though he said the online Occupy movement is growing.
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Video from a documentary recorded last fall reveals new insight about one of the men accused in the plot to blow up a northeast Ohio bridge.
Appearing in court for the first time since their arraignment, last week all five men indicted in plot to blow up an Cleveland-area bridge plead not guilty.
Dozens of members of Occupy Cleveland showed up at a Cleveland courthouse to support the five people charged in connection with an alleged plot to blow up a northeast Ohio bridge.
A city councilman who has served as a liaison to the Occupy movement said Thursday that bomb plotting charges against five men associated with Occupy Cleveland show the group needs to watch for troublemakers.
At about 3 a.m. Thursday morning Cleveland police and city officials took down the tent set up in Public Square by Occupy Cleveland members.
A Kent State University professor says the suspects in the Brecksville bridge bomb plot are probably not domestic terrorists, but are part of a lost, anger-filled group.
The city of Cleveland is not renewing Occupy protesters' permit allowing a permanent encampment. The decision comes two days after allegations that some members plotted to bomb a nearby bridge.
Occupy Cleveland canceled a scheduled rally Tuesday after a group of men connected to the organization were arrested by the FBI.