Occupy Our Homes D.C.: Northeast D.C. woman gets stay of eviction after Occupy D.C. protest
A woman whose apartment building was foreclosed upon avoided eviction Monday by receiving a stay from a judge in D.C. Superior Court after Occupy D.C. protesters blocked police and moving crews.
At 10 a.m. on Monday morning, shortly after U.S. Marshals and a few dozen contracted laborers left the sidewalk near her home on Maryland Avenue in Northeast D.C., Dawn Butler returned from court with a stay, avoiding eviction. She's lived here as a tenant since 2006 and has been trying to purchase the property after its previous owner (her former landlord) foreclosed in 2009.