Occupy protesters gather outside foreclosed Van Nuys home
Occupy San Fernando protesters held an "Occuparty" on Monday morning outside a Van Nuys home in foreclosure.
The home on the 14000 block of Leadwell Street belongs to Ulises Hernandez and his family. Protesters arrived over the weekend to show their support for the family, who were served eviction notices last Tuesday, according to a Facebook event.
About nine people, including four children, live in the home, the Facebook invitation said. As of Monday morning, six protesters were peacefully sitting on chairs and couches, police said. No arrests have been made, but police expect to monitor the situation throughout the day.
Sgt. Robert Ward, a watch commander for the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division, called the protest "quiet" and "peaceful."
"People are not impeding any traffic or causing any kind of disturbance," Ward said.
-- Melissa Leu
Photo: People participate in a "Occuparty" on Monday morning outside a Van Nuys home in foreclosure. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times