Yesterday the FBI arrested 5 #Occupy Cleveland protesters for plotting to blow up the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Bridge.
Photos provided by the FBI show five men arrested Monday, April 30, 2012, and accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, Ohio, the FBI announced Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Top row, from left, are Douglas Wright, Brandon Baxter and Anthony Hayne. Bottom row, from left, are Joshua Stafford and Connor Stevens. There was no danger to the public because the explosives were inoperable and were controlled by an undercover FBI employee, the agency said Tuesday in announcing the men’s arrests. The target of the plot was a bridge that carries a four-lane state highway over part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in the Brecksville area, about 15 miles south of downtown Cleveland, the FBI said. (AP /FBI)
The young leftists weren’t just talking about blowing up a bridge.
The FBI alleges that the five #occupiers repeatedly attempted to blow up the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Bridge with text messages.
The FBI alleges five men charged in a bomb plot put what they thought were real explosives beneath an Ohio bridge and repeatedly tried to detonate them using text messages from cellphones.
Authorities say the suspects arrested Monday were anarchists who were angry with corporate America and unknowingly worked with an FBI informant for months. They were charged with conspiracy and trying to bomb property used in interstate commerce.
They’re being held without bond.
Authorities say the explosives were fakes and were controlled by an undercover FBI employee. The target was a highway bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, about 15 miles south of downtown Cleveland. The bridge links two wealthy suburbs.
The Occupy Cleveland group says the men were associated with the movement but don’t represent Occupy Cleveland or its nonviolent views.
The #Occupy movement told reporters the five terrorists did not share their views… except that they did and were part of the local group until their arrests.