After their permits ran out, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson ordered the arrests of Occupy Cleveland protesters who remained at Public Square, according to multiple reports.
11 in all were arrested; all were released on personal bond this weekend after pleading not guilty to charges — trespassing, resisting arrest, and violating curfew at Public Square. Via the PD:
"Some people got treated a little more roughly than others, but at the end of the day, it wasn't New York," said arrested protester Erin McCardle, 23, of Cleveland. "There was no pepper spray, no batons."
Terry Gilbert, a big-shot civil rights attorney who has already declared support for the group, is among the lawyers who will represent them.