Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Occupy Our Homes Takes Over Properties in New York and Chicago

Justin Elliot via Twitter
The latest installment of the Occupy Wall Street protests is an action begun Tuesday called Occupy Our Homes, the centerpiece of which comes as activists plan to move people into foreclosed homes to protest what they say are unfair lending practices by banks. There are 25 actions planned nationwide, with five actually involving protesters moving into homes. The rest of the actions are either demonstrations in support of homeowners resisting eviction or more direct actions such as the one in Denver where Occupy protesters planned to collect trash from in front of abandoned homes and deposit it at the front door of Mayor Michael Hancock.
The real focus is on taking back the foreclosed homes, and that's just gotten underway. After taking a house in New York at about 3:30 p.m., activists plan to reclaim another house in Chicago and three more in California -- one in Oakland and one in the Los Angeles area. As they happen, we'll provide coverage of the protesters' efforts to move families into the homes they've lost to foreclosure.

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