Boston Housing Court Hit by Anti-Foreclosure Rally, Protestors Plan More Actions
BOSTON/West End - Boston Housing Court Thursday was the scene of a demonstration to put an end to house foreclosures across the Bay State and beyond. The City Life/Vida Urbana protest saw about 100 members and supporters of the nonprofit march from Haymarket T station to picket outside the Housing Court on New Chardon street. The event took place following the eviction of Olivé Hendricks from his Roslindale home on August 22nd, and a protest organized there by the nonprofit. Speaking to the crowd, several participants gave heartfelt testimony of the struggle faced by those facing foreclosure. City Life is demanding that the acting head of the agency responsible for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac be removed, and replaced with the Congressman Mel Watt; several of the demonstrators were arrested while purposefully obstructing the court entrance; the nonprofit also is planning weekly protests at the Boston Housing Court and elsewhere.