News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Wayside Furniture

Lehmans

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Courts and Crime


Occupy Cleveland "surprised" by news of bomb plot by members
A spokesman says the suspects didn't seem unusual
by WKSU's VALERIE BROWN


Reporter
Valerie Brown
 
A crowd of people gathered by the Free Stamp in downtown Cleveland to protest corporate greed and corruption on October 06, 2011.
Courtesy of Laura Fong
Download (WKSU Only)

All five of the self-proclaimed anarchists who are accused of conspiring to blow up a bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park attended protest events organized by Occupy Cleveland. But many members of the Occupy group were surprised by this week’s news.

Spokesman Joseph Zitt says he met most of the men who were arrested, but he says nothing seemed unusual.

Spokesman Joseph Zitt talks about his impression of the five suspects

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:19)


Zitt says many members of Occupy Cleveland have differing beliefs, but that a core message has always been non-violent protest.

In an affidavit, an FBI informant says that Douglas Wright and several others were “displeased” that protesters insisted on nonviolence  at an October event.

FBI agents investigated the five suspects for seven months and arrested them Monday night after they allegedly tried to detonate explosives at the base of the Route 82 bridge. Hearings in the case begin next week.


Related WKSU Stories

Self-proclaimed anarchists charged with trying to blow up a bridge over Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cuyahoga Valley rangers were alerted, but kept a low profile
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Anarchist bombers target a peaceful spot in Ohio national park
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Read the FBI affidavit outlining the alleged Ohio bomb plot
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Cleveland RTA is moving Public Square bus stops beginning this week
I am very confused. Why are you taking one or more of the park and ride 246 out of service in the morning. I looking over the new schedule I see that there ar...

Canton school board will vote Wednesday on its high school merger
Great to see that THE REPOSITORY is advising a 'no' vote for now! Another point, besides all the Very accurate points already made against this move is the fac...

Some parents opting their students out of Common Core test
I am an 8th grader at a school in Allen County. I have just recently taken the ELA performance based assessment and found it extremely difficult. It asked me a ...

Fallout from the Ohio Supreme Court Munroe Falls ruling
The comment by Nathan Johnson from OEC is confusing. Instead of cities being 'emboldened' to craft zoning laws that were just stricken down by this ruling, comm...

Stopping sediment dumping in Lake Erie
Ah, yes, the Army Coro of Engineers, the geniuses that designed the levee system in New Orleans that has made the flooding worse due to no sediment reaching the...

Ohio charter school critic says reform bills are a good step
The cold truth is that these charter schools are offering services beyond the what the state tests can guage. Parents and students have a choice and they are ch...

State law trumps restrictions on oil and gas drilling in Munroe Falls
Justice O'Neill's quote brings up a point I wish WKSU would address: since, unlike for Federal judges, our judges here in Ohio are elected, and therefore respo...

Ohio Supreme Court invalidates local fracking bans
If Ohio has their way, Fracking Wells will be planted in the courtyard of every town. That is if the State of Ohio can profit by it...for more on how the court ...

Exploradio: The Mayan queen
Very interesting!

Ohio Department of Education recommends cutting back on time spent testing
Less administration more education. Manipulation of this tax payer has caused her to consider relocation and home schooling due to rthe facts of teachers who wa...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University