In New York, a group of squatters known as the Welfare Rights Organization occupied a block of brand new apartments yesterday (Feb 22).
GV EXTERIOR..Squatters breaking into apartment house
SV Watchman speaking to squatters
SV Squatters continue to break into building
SV Police arrives
SV Squatters carry belongings into building
SV Squatters hanging banner from window
SV Squatters continue carrying belongings
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Background: In New York, a group of squatters known as the Welfare Rights Organization occupied a block of brand new apartments yesterday (Feb 22). Despite the offer of a watchman to open the building for the squatters, to avoid damage, the group battered through the doors and occupied the building until a signed order form the contractors finally evicted them nearly 24 hours later.
SOUND INCLUDES: Background chanting from squatters, SOUND of breaking glass and wood, squatter talking to watchman).