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Occupy Cleveland permit has expired (Police Showdown developing?)
WTAM ^ | 10/21/11

Posted on 10/22/2011 2:53:36 AM PDT by EBH

A number of Cleveland police showed up at Public Square, mainly to make sure things remained peaceful.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson released a statement indicating that all quadrants of Public Square are reserved for Winterfest, a holiday display funded by Huntington Bank.

They contend that the Constitution's right of free assembly trumps Winterfest, but have offered to help put up the Christmas displays.

(Excerpt) Read more at wtam.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: ows; winterfest
Winterfest Display is sponsored by....

Huntington Bank!

Not much more at the link yet...it is marked as a developing story. I think it is kinda cute that they moved off the grass and to the sidewalks.

Some of the FB comments are interesting too.

I think the city is concerned that if this group stays, they will tap into the electrical system on public square as the display goes up. Access to electricity as those infamous lake effect winter winds blow would make things pretty comfy for them.

Dec. 13, 2010 we had at least a foot of snow and over 3ft. of snow in some areas. If Occupy Cleveland decides to stay ...

...can you imagine the headlines if people get frostbite, die or are hospitalized due to exposure all because the city would not turn on the electricity they would normally be using to light-up a Christmas display?

And all those issues would be blamable on ....

Huntington Bank the sponsor of Winterfest.

1 posted on 10/22/2011 2:53:37 AM PDT by EBH
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Ping?


2 posted on 10/22/2011 2:54:11 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH

Snow drifts bury cars in Cleveland Park around noon today. 2/2010

3 posted on 10/22/2011 2:58:48 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH

Ugh...just a reminder of the storm from 2010...

This is Washington, DC.


4 posted on 10/22/2011 3:00:19 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH

I love the second photo at the link. What did they do, bring everything in their dorm rooms down there? What’s with all that crap?


5 posted on 10/22/2011 3:03:05 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Darkwolf377

A dozen were arrested last night.

They marched to the Justice Center around 11:30pm. Sounds like the police were busy last night.

WTAM is setting up discussion right now on the topic. WTAM is the big talk radio station...


6 posted on 10/22/2011 3:14:21 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH

Seems to me that is the space was already reserved for Winterfest, then squatters rights be damned.

Their permits expired? Pack your pooper scoopers and get out.


7 posted on 10/22/2011 3:21:10 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking time on the government's dime...)
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To: EBH
Here in Orlando they put a few sticks upside the goard last night.
The park closes form 11PM - 6 AM. The hippies thought they were like politicians (above the Law) and refused to leave.
The sticks won. . . . . .
8 posted on 10/22/2011 3:28:00 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Old Sarge
trespassing, curfew violation, loitering...
9 posted on 10/22/2011 3:30:35 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Voter#537

When does 0bama come out and tell cities to stop harrassing protestors?

Really, think about that for a second...isn’t that what he did regarding the foreign protests?


10 posted on 10/22/2011 3:33:05 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH

Cleveland Huntington ping...
Look! They all have matching tents! It’s all grass roots!/sarc


11 posted on 10/22/2011 3:45:06 AM PDT by kara2008
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To: EBH; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...
Special thanks to EBH for the ping.

Ohio Ping!

To be added to the Ohio Ping List, please freepmail (works best),
both LasVegasDave and Flutters.

12 posted on 10/22/2011 3:59:20 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (The DemocRATic party preys on the ignorant!)
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To: Darkwolf377
I love the second photo at the link. What did they do, bring everything in their dorm rooms down there? What’s with all that crap?

They are merely putting on display all of the stuff they would be willing to do without if they could successfully overthrow capitalism.

13 posted on 10/22/2011 4:18:53 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Rocky

LOL!

Capitalism MADE ME buy all this!

If only capitalism didn’t exist, they could all live in harmony, out among the trees and shrubs. (Of course, they’d need to keep their cellphones and Internet connections, so they can update their Facebook status to show they’re tending to the farm.)


14 posted on 10/22/2011 4:22:00 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: EBH

Bring on the bulldozers. Let’s see how many want to do the Rachel Corrie imitation!


15 posted on 10/22/2011 4:28:02 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: EBH

“John Kuegeler · Kent State University

Agreed. The right to free assembly and free speech trumps winter fest. Christmas has been Hijacked by corporate America anyway. Maybe we can recover Christmas while we’re at it. Corporate America has to answer to the American people. Stay where you are at. Don’t let down.”

Hey, we finally have at least one reason for the protests. Christmas has been hijacked by corporate America. /sarc


16 posted on 10/22/2011 4:34:11 AM PDT by animal172 (Please Lord. Come get the liberals.)
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To: EBH

Good ob. I’m thinking shortly after they have their Kent St. Moment.


17 posted on 10/22/2011 5:19:07 AM PDT by steveyp
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To: EBH

I think they should be left alone and ignored. Nothing worse than being ignored when trying to make a “point”. (even though they don’t what their point is) The snow will clobber them and they’ll run away.


18 posted on 10/22/2011 6:23:31 AM PDT by albie
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To: animal172

I thought it was more ironic that they “volunteered” to help the bank put up the displays ....


19 posted on 10/22/2011 7:27:15 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH
They contend that the Constitution's right of free assembly trumps Winterfest, but have offered to help put up the Christmas displays.

Sure you have the right to free speech but it doesn’t mean you get to speak where you want.

Huntington Bank has just as much right to free speech as they do. They went through the process to reserve the square and have a right to the square as previously arranged.

They better keep their hands off the Christmas decorations. Those are Union Jobs.

20 posted on 10/22/2011 3:20:15 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: EBH

Who freaking cares if they end up hippicicles?


21 posted on 10/23/2011 1:22:07 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (Gohmert ROCKS!)
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