Protesters call for San Francisco sheriff's resignation after 100-year-old evicted

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Demonstrators at San Francisco City Hall called for the resignation of the city's sheriff after 100-year-old Iris Canada was evicted from her apartment. (KGO-TV)

Demonstrators at city hall asked for San Francisco's sheriff to resign after the eviction of a 100-year-old woman.

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The protesters confronted Sheriff Vicky Hennessy outside her office. They are upset that deputies carried out a court order evicting Iris Canada, who failed to pay attorney's fees following a lengthy legal battle.

The demonstrators say Hennessy should have ignored the eviction order.

"We expected our sheriff to do the same thing for Canada," said activist Tommi Avicolli Mecca.

The owner of the property offered to let Canada live at the apartment for the rest of her life if she signed a document to let it convert to condos. She refused, and wanted to buy the apartment at a discounted price.

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