Seattle Activists Arrested In Inspiring Action Against Foreclosure And Eviction

Just after noon on Tuesday, July 2nd, two groups of housing activists converged on a Wells Fargo branch in downtown Seattle. One group of 35, including Socialist Alternative City Council candidate Kshama Sawant, approached from the street, chanting loudly and carrying signs with slogans like "Let Jeremy Pay to Stay!" and "Housing is a Human Right!". At the same time, five of us quietly entered the bank through the back door and pulled on white t-shirts bearing similar slogans while making our way to the front. We sat down with our backs to a wall facing the row of tellers, and over the noise of the protest outside, began to sing, "We Shall Not Be Moved".