On May 3rd, the Cleveland, Ohio Mayor's office refused to renew the sidewalk encroachment permit that has been in effect for the last seven months for the Occupy Wall Street group there . The City stopped the "Kid Gloves" coddling yesterday, when a City Parks and Recreation Department crew entered the formerly permitted area and removed a tent that had been there for the last seven months.
The yanking of the permit follows the arrest of five people associated with Occupy Cleveland who attempted to blow up a highway bridge "occupied" every day by Ohio residents and their families as they traveled across it in their cars. The mayor's office questioned the Groups' welcoming people who will commit such violent crimes into their group.
Here are the group's responses to the permit refusal and the would be bridge bombers associated with them: