Chicago, IL - 14.5 million homes and an even greater number of families have been unjustly forced from their homes since the beginning of the financial meltdown (2007). Banks have used unethical (robo-signers) and draconian methods (predatory lending) to rip families from their homes exacerbating an already dire housing market. The fight-back against these ruthless practices has begun, led by the Occupy Wall Street Movement (Occupy Our Homes). Occupy Chicago and the Overpass Light Brigade (OLB) took part in a joint action Monday night to raise awareness of the backlash against these unethical institutions, who have unfairly profited on the backs of American families.
On the one-year anniversary of Occupy Chicago‘s illegal eviction from Grant Park (which the city of Chicago recently lost in court) provided an opportunity for Chicago Occupiers to organize an anti-eviction and foreclosure rally and march (From Tents to Homes) to the very site where the illegal arrests and encampment eviction occurred (Grant Park). Occupiers and the OLB met on the corner of Lasalle and Jackson street (Bank of America Center) before marching an “OCCUPY OUR HOMES” message through the streets of downtown Chicago. The marchers and message arrived at “The Horse” statue at Grant Park where a speak-out took place against this mass robbery by the banks. Watch the video below to see some of the highlights from this powerful action meant to raise greater awareness of the growing home defense movement.