The Associated Press October 6, 2011, 3:12PM ET

9 arrested in foreclosure protest in Pasadena

Police say nine people protesting a home foreclosure have been arrested on charges of disturbing the peace after they refused to leave the Pasadena office of mortgage lender Fannie Mae.

Police say the protesters were cited and released Wednesday afternoon after they refused to obey a police order to disperse. Most of the crowd of about 70 protesters left when ordered to do so.

The protest was organized by the Alliance of California for Community Empowerment in support of homeowner Rose Gudiel and her disabled mother. They've been evicted from their La Puente home as part of foreclosure proceedings but refuse to leave.

Alliance's LA director Peter Kuhns says Fannie Mae has refused to tell Gudiel why she does not qualify for a loan modification.

An email seeking comment was sent to Fannie Mae's corporate headquarters.

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