Patricia and Darren have taken a stand against their illegal eviction. As of early this morning supporters and family members have staged a sit in and are now in the home. At 9AM supporters from the rapid response network gathered downtown for a rally and marched to join Sisters of the Road and Right to Dream as they participated in a forum on houselessness.
The city commissioners were in attendance and our supporters were able to make an impromptu presentation about housing justice, the role that these bank foreclosures and evictions play in houselessness, and the community action that is keeping people in their homes.
At the same time 5 police officers showed up at the house and escorted a couple of movers to the property. The movers parked their truck in the drive way and proceeded to pry open the door. Before they managed to get inside the police stopped the movers and told them that they had orders to leave. The movers had no choice but to pack up their equipment and leave as well. The police called it a civil matter, acknowledging that there is a legitimate dispute over the home.
Folks are now gathering at 12028 SE Pardee to rally at the home and show support for the foreclosure fighters who are inside. If you would like to show your support you don’t have to come to the home you can call (971) 266-4311 to find out how you can help.
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