Members of Occupy Minneapolis are participating in today's national day of action against foreclosures, "Occupy our Homes" called by Occupy Wall Street. Tuesday will begin another home occupation to defend Vietnam veteran Bobby Hull from eviction on Dec. 6th.
December 6, 2011

Members of Occupy Minneapolis are participating in today's national day of action against foreclosures, "Occupy our Homes" called by Occupy Wall Street. Tuesday will begin another home occupation to defend Vietnam veteran Bobby Hull from eviction on Dec. 6th.

Bobby bravely served his country as a U.S. Marine, and despite his sacrifice he and his family are facing eviction this winter from the South Minneapolis home - originally purchased by his mother - that he has occupied since 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.

Recent health problems have caused him to fall behind in his payments, and Bank of America has refused to modify his loan leaving Bobby and his family facing a February eviction, in the dead of winter, with nowhere to go.

After learning that Occupy Minneapolis was organizing to help him and others in similar situations throughout the community, he said “Thank God this is happening. I’ve read the Constitution and I know that it’s supposed to be ‘We the people.' 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.”

The Youtube video featuring Bobby Hull was made by filmmakers Peter Leeman and Kyle Kehrwald.

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