City officials say they'll be issued code violation notices.
Mayor Jim Kenney said he supports the right to protest — indeed, he said he agrees no one should be evicted at this time — but said this group went beyond that.
“Blocking a courtroom from people getting in or getting out is not something that is part of your First Amendment rights and we have to make sure our institutions can do their business,” he said.
“Mediation helps tenants avoid an eviction while also helping landlords avoid a vacancy and unit turnover costs,” Kenney added.
Officials say a tenant whose landlord tries to evict them without notice can call 911 and file a complaint with the Fair Housing Commission.