Housing Rights Protestors Shut Down FHFA Director Watt's Lecture at Harvard

A group of “anti-foreclosure” protestors disrupted a lecture given by Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt at Harvard Law School on Monday, eventually leading to the event being prematurely canceled amid security concerns.

According to the Harvard Crimson, the event was supposed to be a “fire-side chat” about the role of the FHFA and federal housing policy, but scores of housing rights advocates showed up and repeatedly interrupted Watt.

The Harvard Crimson report states that members of three groups, City Life, Lynn United for Change, and Springfield No One Leaves, made up nearly all of the audience at the event.

And what do those groups want? They want Watt to approve principal reduction plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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