Approximately 35 people arrested for nonviolent civil disobedience, singing in courtroom: “Mr. Auctioneer, all the people here are asking you to stop all the sales right now.”
Brooklyn, NY — This afternoon approximately one hundred people peacefully and powerfully disrupted a foreclosure auction by bursting into song. At 3pm the foreclosure auctioneer attempted to start bidding on homes that had been foreclosed upon. When the bidding started, the courtroom burst into song:
All the people here
Are asking you to stop all the sales right now
We’re going to survive, but we don’t know how”
I’m psyched about the direction they’re going in with this, it’s not getting as much media attention but direct action is what’s needed and they’re making an impact in real terms.