‘Banks stole our homes so we’re moving in to the #DeptofJustice.’

– Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Protesters erected a ‘foreclosed home’ barricade in front of the Department of Justice Monday afternoon. (Photo: @OccupyDenver)Underwater homeowners and hundreds of allies barricaded the front door of the Department of Justice building Monday afternoon to protest the “too big to jail banks” who have shirked punishment despite having destroyed “homes, savings and livelihoods.”

Organized by Occupy our Homes, Home Defenders League, Campaign for a Fair Settlement, along with a number of community and faith leaders, the group held a sit-in outside the government building.

“Banks stole our homes so we’re moving in to the #DeptofJustice,” the protesters announcedon Twitter. The protest included the positioning of two couches before the doors of the DOJ.

“Today we have taken over Eric Holder’s house. We’re sick of the banks taking over our house.”

As some protesters surrounded the building, others chanted: “Board up banks, not our homes!”

“Today we have taken over Eric Holder’s house. We’re sick of the banks taking over our house.”