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War Against the Poor (Part 2)
At about 3 p.m. this afternoon there was a standoff on the Caltrans section of the homeless encampment on Santa Fe street in downtown Fresno. Homeless advocates stood in front of a tent, preventing Caltrans workers from taking and destroying it. See photo below
See Part 1 of the War Against the Poor at: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/27/18695578.php
While homeless advocates prevented Caltrans from taking a tent, City of Fresno workers were busy removing the property from the shelters of homeless people.
On the right is James Betts, the attorney the city hired to defend them last time they were in Federal Court for taking and destroying homeless people’s property.
On the Caltrans site the CHP set up a blockade stopping the protestors from entering the area.
In this load the bulldozer operator has a tent and chair which he is dumping into the back of a truck. How they determined that this was garbage is not known.