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Protesters arrested while blocking Wisconsin Avenue in front of Fannie Mae

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Demonstrators protesting against unfair foreclosures blocked Wisconsin Avenue in front of mortgage giant Fannie Mae.

Many of the protesters who sat down in the street were arrested.

It was billed as a protest uniting hundreds of foreclosed homeowners upset with Fannie Mae, but the numbers were much lower.

Some of the protestors tell ABC7 they were foreclosed on unfairly and Fannie Mae should have done more to help them.

And many of the protesters say they have no personal foreclosure problems, but they were there to support others who have been foreclosed on.

They said they wanted to be arrested. And they were.

While some bystanders voiced support for the protesters, others questioned taking over Wisconsin Avenue.

The protesters say they were brought to D.C. by several organizations, including City Life and the Home Defenders League.

Many of the same protestors were also bused to New York for demonstrations there.

 

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