Pepper spray was used when police and protesters clashed at a southeast Portland home Tuesday afternoon.
Supporters turned out for Patricia and Darren Johnson, who have been fighting an eviction order at their home on Southeast Pardee Street.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office executed a judge's order Tuesday to force them out.
The home is now boarded up from the inside with many of their belongings still in the house.
Doctors diagnosed Patricia Johnson with a pulmonary disease a few years ago, forcing her to give up her job. The couple said they fought their bank for a modification on their mortgage with no response, until they found out about the foreclosure months later.
Earlier this month, they told FOX 12 they're "taking a stand" with the help of a group called We Are Oregon.
Deputies said the couple complied with the order Tuesday, but they had to call for backup when protesters arrived. Deputies said the protesters held a long sign on a pole and pushed into them trying to take the house back, so pepper spray was used.
"You know, this is what it's come to in America," Darren Johnson said. "Now, on a rainy day in Portland, a family gets kicked out of their home. It's not like we weren't trying."
"They're stealing my home," Patricia Williams added. "And the court system and the police department is allowing this to happen."
Chief Deputy Jason Gates with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said any civil process with regard to the property's repossession doesn't have anything to do with the duty and responsibilities of the deputies.
One protester was arrested for running into the home.
The couple said their possessions are going to be moved into a storage unit, but they vow to continue fighting for their home.
Copyright 2012 KPTV (Meredith Corporation). All right reserved.
Tuesday, December 3 2013 6:50 PM EST2013-12-03 23:50:26 GMT
A can of pistachios was hiding a profitable secret in Salem. Deborah Hayes said her husband went to Fred Meyer on Commercial Street Southeast Sunday night. He returned with a few items and Hayes saidMore >
A Salem woman said she found a $100 bill with the name "Benny" written on it under the plastic lid of a can of pistachios purchased at Fred Meyer.More >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 10:35 PM EST2013-12-04 03:35:42 GMT
A Stevenson man's vacation ended in tragedy, after he was attacked and killed by a shark in Hawaii. Patrick Briney, 57, was fishing in a kayak about a half-mile off the southwest coast of Maui on Monday.More >
A Stevenson man killed in a shark attack in Hawaii is remembered by friends and family as an adventure seeker who tried to live life to the fullest.More >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:06 PM EST2013-12-04 04:06:42 GMT
Karyna Douglass is on a mission. She dreamed of joining the army, but when she found out she didn't meet the weight requirements she decided to lose 100 pounds. It all started last year on her birthdayMore >
Karyna Douglass is on a mission. She dreamed of joining the army, but when she found out she didn't meet the weight requirements she decided to lose 100 pounds.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 2:35 AM EST2013-12-04 07:35:35 GMT
A local waitress thought she was just an ordinary customer. But that customer ended up giving her a check for $700 during a recent stop at the Mint Tea restaurant at 2014 Main Street in Vancouver. More >
A local waitress thought she was just an ordinary customer. But that customer gave her a check for $700 during a recent stop at the Mint Tea restaurant at 2014 Main Street in Vancouver.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:33 AM EST2013-12-04 13:33:27 GMT
We are going to start seeing the coldest temperatures in four years across the region. Though it is looking like snow is unlikely across the Portland Metro area later this week. The Fox 12 meteorologistsMore >
We are going to start seeing the coldest temperatures in four years across the region. More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:54 AM EST2013-12-04 15:54:35 GMT
Portland Police say a local man was able to buy a police shirt at Goodwill, and store managers say that the shirt should have never been available for sale. The man bought the shirt at a Goodwill outletMore >
Portland police say a local man was able to buy a police shirt at Goodwill, and store managers say that the item should have never been available for sale.More >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 7:27 PM EST2013-12-04 00:27:55 GMT
A young woman is fighting for her life after her car was hit by a suspected drunk driver. Jessica Neffendorf, 21, is listed in critical condition at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis,More >
Two weeks after being hit by an alleged drunken driver, 21-year-old Jessica Neffendorf continues to fight for her life. More >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 7:52 PM EST2013-12-04 00:52:08 GMT
The family of a woman killed in a hit-and-run crash has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the driver, as well as Jeld-Wen Field and the Marathon Taverna. Nancy Schoeffler, 63, was hit by a car drivenMore >
Ashley Chavez pleaded guilty to hitting and killing Nancy Schoeffler on West Burnside in March 2012 after attending a Timbers match.More >