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Rosemary Williams still in her home, sit-in continues

By staff |
August 26, 2009
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A protester holds a sign while talking to Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
Angel Buechner of the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout tells Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak that a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions is a must. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Minneapolis, MN - More than 40 family, friends, neighbors and other community supporters gathered at the home of Rosemary Williams Aug. 24 to show support for the continued fight against foreclosure and eviction. 

Rosemary Williams thanked all who came and stated that she was prepared to continue the fight for as long as it took. Mick Kelly, of the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout said that efforts would be made to turn up the heat on politicians and bankers in the upcoming weeks. 

A statement issued by organizers says in part, “Monday will represent 18 days of the sit in at the home of Rosemary Williams to stand-up against the attempt to foreclose and evict her from her home of 22 years. Over the last 18 days, since Aug. 7 when Hennepin County Sheriff deputies came to evict the Williams family, hundreds of people have come out to support Rosemary Williams and the fight to save her home. When the sheriff deputies left 18 days ago the Williams home was quickly reopened and has been at the center of the effort to stop foreclosures and evictions.”

The statement continues, “For the past year Rosemary Williams has been fighting not only to save her own home, but to fight against foreclosure and evictions effecting thousands of Minnesotans and millions of people around the country.” 

Earlier in the day, Rosemary Williams, along with members of the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout and the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign showed up at a city-sponsored housing ceremony where they demanded a moratorium on home foreclosures.