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On March 5, 2012, Occupy Cleveland briefly halted a sheriff's sale of foreclosed homes with a mic check on the inside, and dozens of protestors outside the glass wall of the room. Over 70 homes were scheduled to be sold, and for a moment, Occupy Cleveland gave those families hope. Five protestors were arrested, charged with disorderly conduct, and released in about an hour.
Some of the demonstrators left singing a song:
All the people here,
We're asking you to halt all the sales right now,
We're going to survive, but we don't know how.
The protest lasted only a few minutes. Still the Occupy Cleveland members believe they had an effect, that perhaps someone at the sheriff's sale gave what they were doing a second thought, and that maybe they raised public awareness. Kudos, Occupy Cleveland, for being a voice of hope.