Five Arrested at Addison Eviction Protest

DuPage County Sheriffs made the arrests during a protest of the eviction of a single mother and her three children

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    Five protesters were arrested Friday during a demonstration against sheriff's deputies planning to evict a single mom and her three children from their Addison home.

    The five men and women, ranging in ages 25 to 37, were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and obstructing justice, both of which are misdemeanors.

    "I'm desperately trying to see if I can save my house because this is the only place I have, and I have no family here inside this country aside from my children and I have no place to go," said the homeowner, Luz Smedron.

    Smedron lives at 200 N. Maple Ave., in Addison.

    Additional charges may be pending, according to a release from the DuPage County Sheriff's office.

    "The Sheriff’s Office served the residents with the lawful order to vacate, and the new property owner is signing complaints against anyone who does not leave the property," read the statement. "We are negotiating with the protesters and we are hoping we will have a peaceful settlement."

    Protestors said they were hoping to buy some time before the family was evicted, hoping the bank would reconsider.