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The protesting group known as Occupy Cleveland has a new permit for Public Square.

The protest, which is part of a nationwide movement against big business and corporate greed, had spent weeks living in small tents in downtown Cleveland. Eleven protestors were arrested Friday when the group’s “green space” permit expired and some people refused to leave.

Occupy Cleveland was granted a new permit on Monday, which gives them half of the space they had before, according to Occupy Cleveland organizers.

“#OccupyCleveland is will to compromise without reason, however the original permitted 120-foot sidewalk space quickly became inadequate for the movement, and was the impetus for the group’s attempt to move to a quadrant of Public Square,” the group said in a news release on Monday. “#OccupyCleveland will continue to engage in peaceful, civil disobedience demanding a permanent home as reclaimed democratic space where the movement can develop and grow.”

article courtesy of Newsnet5.com

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