Cleveland Occupier Arrested in Bridge Plot


Brandon Baxter, one of the “anarchists” arrested in a plot to blow up an Ohio bridge in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street’s “May Day” protest, supported a disruptive Occupy Cleveland protest March 5. According to

Five members of Occupy Cleveland were arrested Monday after they protested property foreclosures by interrupting a sheriff’s sale. …

Brandon Baxter of Lakewood said he had no regrets for making sure people heard the message.

“I took the risk of getting arrested because I feel the powers that be, whoever they might be—on all levels of government and those who hold corporate power—are not listening because not enough people are actually taking a stance” against foreclosures, he said. “I was hoping that this would be a great way to get Cleveland more involved by showing the potential that a small group of dedicated people can have in making an impact. Even though we are not in any government position or in Congress, we do have the power.”

It has been reported that Baxter’s Facebook page notes that he “Worked at OccupyCleveland.” It is unclear whether Occupy Cleveland was involved in the potential bridge bombing.