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Cleveland Won't Renew Occupy Group's Permit

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland city official says a decision not to renew an Occupy protesters' permit was already in the works when five members were charged in a bridge bombing plot. But Ken Silliman, chief of staff to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, says the allegations also can't be ignored. Silliman says Occupy Cleveland has to come to grips with the fact that people it welcomed into its group are now stand accused of such crimes. Silliman says the original permit for the encampment was issued in the fall on the understanding that Occupy protesters would need a tent through Cleveland's winter. He says officials had already decided not to renew the permit because of the approach of good weather.