We'd been out there about ten minutes when this white man in his 60's walked up and told us to go away. Apparently he is a "neighbor" from down the street. A few folks tried to talk to him but he just walked back down the street, shouting things like, "If you can't pay your mortgage, don't buy a house!" I know that neighborhood fairly well and it is pretty white. Some racism at play here?
A few minutes after that, a car pulled to the side of the road-- the auctioneers from Wells Fargo National Bank! Then along came another cruiser. This officer said we were upsetting several elderly people in the neighborhood-- couldn't say which ones-- and that if we didn't have a permit, we'd have to leave. While Lara was attempting to negotiate with the officer, the auctioneers decided they weren't going to go ahead that day after all, and they postponed the auction until Thursday at 2 pm.
No One Leaves Campaign!