The suspects, all white male anarchists, plotted to blow up the Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge, and planned to carry out their attacks with what they thought was c-4 high explosives.
The affidavit shows that the leftist terrorists were part of Occupy Cleveland, and used the Occupy protests in an attempt to recruit other terrorists and study police responses to the protests. The goal of their terrorist attack was to “send a message to corporations and the United States government.”
The bridge was just one of several possible targets for the men, who were frustrated that their co-conspirators in Cleveland weren’t large enough to carry out the kind of rioting that their fellow anarchists at other Occupy protests had executed successfully.
Update: Not just Occupy Cleveland protestors, but leaders.