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It was a quiet day in Alameda, but an explosive day elsewhere.

In Los Angeles, foreclosure fraud protesters were apparently arrested after refusing to disperse.

mary mad @marymad
cops encircle protest with motorcycles #ola #fraudclosure

OccupythePort @occupytheport
Cops giving FINAL Dispersal order. Now moving in and making arrests.

Today they took their grievances to the German Consulate. The protesters were going after DeutscheBank, which fraudulently foreclosed on the Lucero home in East Los Angeles and which resulted in Ft. Lucero being created by Los Angeles Area Occupiers to help defend the home.

Mrs. Lucero speaking out against DeutscheBank at the German Consulate in Los Angeles.

FortLucero is a home defense that was created to stop Deutsche Bank from fraudulently foreclosing on the Lucero's home. The Luceros hold a federal court-ordered stay through the 30th of November. Deutsche Bank promised to investigate the case, however, during negotiations their attorneys issued a second eviction. At 6am on Halloween morning, five squad cars of the Norwalk Sheriffs department arrived at #FortLucero issuing the Luceros and their children a five day notice to vacate. This bank action is a direct response to Deutsche Bank’s continued lack of ability to negotiate in good faith and respect both domestic laws and court orders.
Fort Lucero is a newer cousin of Fort Hernandez, an eviction defense that has been going on for 80 days now in Van Nuys, California.

In Spain, as I detailed in an early morning diary, foreclosure and eviction protests have erupted in the aftermath of two suicides by citizens about to be evicted from their homes.

Tomorrow, a general strike against austerity is supposed to happen in Southern Europe. They are already marching in Spain. Part of what they will be protesting is sure to be foreclosure and eviction abuses in light of these recent events.

Here's previous diaries in the #defendjodie series:

Day 1: If I'm in Jail When They Call Ohio Tomorrow For Obama...
Day 2: Update on #DefendJodie, The Woman Undergoing Cancer Treatments About to Be Evicted From Her House.
Day 3: The Realtor Arrives. The Realtor Threatens Jodie. Jodie Stays.
Day 5: We Shut Down Morgan Stanley's Phone Line.
Day 8: In Which We Are Contacted by An Alien Life Form.

Follow @defendjodie on twitter and the #defendjodie hashtag.

Originally posted to jpmassar on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:58 PM PST.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, SFKossacks, and Progressive Policy Zone.

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