From Occupy Minneapolis:
Occupy Minneapolis will begin another home occupation to defend Vietnam era veteran Bobby Hull from eviction this Tuesday, on the national day of action against foreclosures called by Occupy Wall Street.
Bobby has bravely served his country as a US Marine during the Vietnam War era and despite his sacrifice he and his family are facing eviction this winter. Bobby first began living in his South Minneapolis home when his mother bought it in 1968. The title was later transferred to him, and he made timely payments on the house for decades while his nine brothers and sisters and innumerable extended family used the home as a stable transition point as they worked through the economic downturn.
Some recent health problems have caused him to fall behind in his payments. Meanwhile, US Bank has refused to negotiate with him to keep him and his family in their home. If we do nothing he and his family are facing a February eviction, in the dead of winter, with nowhere to go. Come hear directly from Bobby on the need for banks to change the way they do business with hard working families.
Bobby was surprised to learn that we were organizing to help him and others in his position. “Thank God this is happening. I’ve read the Constitution and I know that it’s supposed to be ‘We the people’", Said homeowner Bobby Hull. "If people start getting together we may have a chance. I’ve served my time in Vietnam and I’m not afraid to fight again.”