How Singing Paused Foreclosure Court in Brooklyn (VIDEO)

Yesterday, we

wrote about

how nine people, including two lawyers, got arrested for temporarily halting the foreclosure auctions of three buildings in Brooklyn Supreme Court, by singing. Even though such auctions are open to the public (until the

court officers tell you that you'll be arrested

if you watch them in the public gallery, anyway), it's unusual to see video of such a proceeding. But our friends at

Housing is a Human Right

managed to shoot this video and smuggle it out.

The auctioneer song was written by Luke Nephews, one of the singers arrested, who composed it for this protest.

Related: Lawyers and Activists Arrested in Brooklyn Courtroom While Stopping Foreclosures with Song Who's Getting Foreclosed on in Brooklyn Today? The Voice Finds Out | @steven_thrasher

Check out the Voice's citywide coverage of Occupy Wall Street.

For more New York news, go to Runnin' Scared.

Sponsor Content


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >