Activists protest outside the U.S. Justice Department May 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Homeowners and activists from Home Defenders League and Occupy Homes joined the protest to demand that Attorney General Eric Holder 'hold Wall Street Banks that ravaged America's economy accountable.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- More than two dozen protesters were arrested Monday and Tuesday in front of the Justice Department building in D.C., says The Home Defenders League, an organization that fights against foreclosures.
On Monday, hundreds of homeowners who are facing foreclosure and housing rights advocates rallied outside of the United States Department of Justice building to demand Attorney General Eric Holder hold the Wall Street banks accountable for the damage to the U.S. economy, says The League. The "Bring Justice To Justice Rally" participants marched from Freedom Plaza down D.C. streets, put up tents in front of the main entrance of the Department of Justice, and blocked the intersection of 9th St. and Constitution Avenue. Seventeen people were arrested that day, according to The League.
The League says on Tuesday morning, police arrested 10 more people at the tent camp.
Organizers of the rally sent a letter to Attorney General Holder this week requesting a meeting concerning the issue.