Occupy Cleveland Granted Injunction Against Curfew; Arrests Were Choreographed


Update II: Straight from the mouths of Occupiers:

We have been granted a restraining order on the unconstitutional curfew ordinance. This is a huge win. We will be granted permits for all night on the northwest quadrant of public square through the 9th of november. lawyers will be updating in press conference today at 2:15 held on the tom johnson quadrant (northwest) of public square.


Update: First, the latest news. Occupy Cleveland just posted this on their Facebook wall:


Occupy Cleveland has won our federal lawusit [sic] against the city of Cleveland! There is now an injunction against enforcing the 10pm curfew!

24/7 occupation of the Tom Johnson quarter of public square begins right now! Victory rally begins right now!

Comments on the post, however, seem to indicate that this might be a temporary injunction against the curfew while the case is pending. The lawsuit has not been settled one way or the other. More on this as we find out more details.

Now then, on to the original story...


Shortly before the city’s 10 p.m. curfew last Friday, the 11 members of Occupy Cleveland who had opted to be arrested rather than leave Public Square gathered with supporters to hear a lawyer explain what would happen next.

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