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Occupy Oakland Protesters Set Up Camp on Lawn of Foreclosed Home

By Bay City News
Tuesday November 22, 2011 - 09:26:00 AM

Occupy Oakland demonstrators tonight have gathered at a home that is in foreclosure, according to a protester. 

Dozens of protesters had gathered on the lawn of a house near 18th and Linden streets, with the blessing of the former occupant, according to protester Kat Brooks. 

Demonstrators began to gather at around 7 p.m. and about a dozen tents had been erected as of 9:45 p.m., Brooks said. 

Brooks said she did not know if the lawn was "technically bank owned property" or if it still legally belongs to the former occupant but she said the former occupant was contacted and it was "with her full blessing this is happening." 

The encampment at the foreclosed home is in response to the current economic climate and sends a message to big banks, Brooks said.  

"They made the economy impossible to survive in...You created this, why are we suffering?" Brooks said.