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Justice Not Displacement!!! Portland Homeless Watch

Allies, advocates, and other homeless folks supporting creative solutions to house those who call Portland home are demanding justice, not displacement. The city has officially begun sweeping under the Burnside Bridge again, and threatened local neighbors who utilize that area as their resting place with warnings, tickets, exclusions, and ultimately jail time if they are caught sleeping there(which could all happen in as little as a couple days time).
Allies, advocates, and other homeless folks supporting creative solutions to house those who call Portland home are demanding justice, not displacement. The city has officially begun sweeping under the Burnside Bridge again, and threatened local neighbors who utilize that area as their resting place with warnings, tickets, exclusions, and ultimately jail time if they are caught sleeping there(which could all happen in as little as a couple days time). As of Saturday evening, 26 April, there has been a small migration south and now folks who have been affected by the police sweeps are setting up camp in front of City Hall demanding the dignity of shelter where they will feel safe, be able to get good and uninterrupted rest, and have access to affordable and safe housing options in the downtown area. They will remain until their demands are answered, as they have no plans to leave their home here in Portland. Unfortunately, there have been far too many broken promises by our so-called city leaders, and they must be held accountable. Homeless advocates and supporters are urged to spread the word and sleep at the gates of City Hall until justice is served and humanity is acknowledged by DEEDS. Words have failed far too often and we must work together to challenge the great assumptions and myths that have been created to instill fear and encourage distance. We can't do it alone; we need each other and there is no better time to act than NOW! Campsite: 1221 SW 4th Avenue PDX Or 97204