FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Protesters are pitching tents and bracing for a showdown outside the home of a retired police detective under threat of eviction.

The development sets up a possible clash between the detective's co-workers and other law enforcement officers who carry out evictions.

Occupy Our Homes ATL spokesman Tim Franzen says a Thursday court hearing involving retired Atlanta Police Det. Jacqueline Barber's home in Fayetteville did not go her way.

Franzen said a judge at the bankruptcy hearing effectively lifted a stay, meaning the eviction could happen any day. He added that more than 30 people were camped out in Barber's yard on Friday.

Several financial institutions are involved in the foreclosure. A U.S. Bank spokeswoman referred questions to GMAC ResCap, where a representative didn't immediately return a phone call for comment.

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