The lyrics were simple, the message was hopeful:
Mrs. Auctioneer /
All the people here /
We're asking you to hold off the sales right now /
We're going to survive but we don't know how
So sang a harmonizing group of people who call themselves Organizing for Occupation (O4O) at an auction of foreclosed Brooklyn properties last week. Their singing temporarily halted the auction, and nine singers were arrested when they ignored court officers' requests to stop.
If you haven't yet seen and heard this act of gospel-tinged civil disobedience, the video is below.