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Occupy Encampment Set Up At Vacant Oakland Lot

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An Occupy Oakland protester reads at an encampment near 18th Street. (CBS)

An Occupy Oakland protester reads at an encampment near 18th Street. (CBS)

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Occupy Oakland demonstrators Monday night gathered at a home that is in foreclosure, according to a protester.

Dozens of protesters had gathered on the lawn of a house near 18th and Linden streets, with the blessing of the former occupant, according to protester Kat Brooks.

PHOTOS: Occupy Oakland Foreclosed Home

Demonstrators began to gather around 7 p.m. and about a dozen tents had been erected as of 9:45 p.m., Brooks said.

Brooks said she did not know if the lawn was “technically bank owned property” or if it still legally belongs to the former occupant but she said the former occupant was contacted and it was “with her full blessing this is happening.”

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

The encampment at the foreclosed home is in response to the current economic climate and sends a message to big banks, Brooks said.

“They made the economy impossible to survive in…You created this, why are we suffering?” Brooks said.

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