Stop Inhumane Sweeps of Homeless Encampments!

On January 19, 2016, representatives of the Mayor’s office came and spoke to Council about their “Encampment Removal Protocols” – a euphemistic expression for escalating sweeps of homeless encampments. The city is demolishing unauthorized encampments, evicting people from the only shelter they can find. Where should these Seattleites go? Shelters are full, and there is a Civil State of Emergency for homelessness. We need to build city-owned housing, and stop these inhumane sweeps. Watch the full council discussion, which begins 20 minutes into the video:

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