Arrest For Occupy Bremerton Foreclosure Protest - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Arrest For Occupy Bremerton Foreclosure Protest

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - For the second week in a row, Occupy Bremerton protesters have attempted to disrupt an auction of foreclosed homes.

The small Bremerton branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement against wealth inequality has gone to the Kitsap County Administrative building to shed a light on foreclosures. Armed with
whistles and signs, about seven of them protested on Friday, saying say that banks have gotten bail outs but people in need did not.

The Kitsap Sun reports that one man, the protesters' designated arrestee, was again taken into custody this week for disorderly conduct. Todd Penland, 48, was arrested and
released within the hour.

Port Orchard police commander Geoffrey Marti says police responded because county employees complained about the noise made by the protesters.


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