23 Arrested this Week as Occupy Our Homes Reclaim Cruz Home in Foreclosure
Since Bobby Hull and family made the news in January,
homeowners have been speaking out against the all-too-common & unethical foreclosure & eviction process-- and getting strong, diverse support.
In the Twin Cities, the Occupy movement began in Liberty Plaza (by the Hennepin county government center) in October, moved around to Loring Park and the St Paul capitol and other public locales, and then showed up for homeowners facing foreclosure crises.
Occupy Our Homes has grown to be a well-organized movement in itself, meeting weekly & addressing the concerns of more than 50 homeowners who have asked for help. They have had notable success, standing up for Monique White's home in Minneapolis:
Last night 14 activists were arrested as they formed a human chain around the Cruz Family home, after 30 days of successful nonviolent defense of this home in foreclosure. That brings the total arrests this week to 23, according to the Occupy Our Homes story.