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Apr 17 2012


Bronx NY

Demonstrators aligned with the Occupy Wall Street movement sang their way into handcuffs during a Bronx foreclosure auction Monday to protest the housing crisis that continues to plague the borough.

They serenaded a courtroom of real estate investors with the lyrics, "Y'all are speculating off people's pain. With all due respect, you should be ashamed."

Court officers arrested 14 demonstrators and issued summonses for disorderly conduct.

Four years after the housing market collapsed, the Bronx suffers from the highest foreclosure rate and the most evictions of any borough. In fact, city marshals enforced 10,140 evictions in the Bronx last year, a 17% increase over 2010.

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