LAPD called to 'Fort Hernandez' Occupy protest at Van Nuys home
Los Angeles police were called to a Van Nuys home Monday that has been the site of an ongoing anti-foreclosure demonstration headed by Occupy protesters.
Officers accompanied inspectors to a home in the 14600 block of Leadwell Street, a watch commander at the Van Nuys police station said.
Dubbed "Fort Hernandez," Occupy activists have camped out at the home to support the family living there, who have been fighting foreclosure for years. The demonstrators have been there for 65 days and built a wall around the house, said protester Kylene Wolfstein.
"A lot of homeowners are scared, a lot of homeowners are ashamed to be foreclosed on," Wolfstein said. "This family is willing to hold the bank accountable."
Wolfstein said one person was detained Monday morning as police tore down the wooden wall. The watch commander said no arrests were immediately reported.
— Kate Mather and Andrew Blankstein