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The City of Fresno Destroyed the Only Shelter these Homeless People had
by Mike Rhodes ( editor [at] fresnoalliance.com )
Monday Sep 9th, 2013 2:15 PM
These photos are from week 3 of the City of Fresno’s demolition of homeless encampments in the downtown area. Photo below: City of Fresno workers destroy a homeless shelter on San Benito, near H street.

While city officials claim to be on the verge of bankruptcy they did manage to find enough money to destroy the only shelter hundreds of homeless people had. The city would not help by providing drinking water, portable toilets or trash bins, but they were out in force to bulldoze tents, tarps, and wood structures built by the homeless in downtown Fresno.
§Brown Beret member Hashid Kasama observed the demolition
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§Typical street scene today on H street
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§Photo 6
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Another example of homeless people using creative modes of transportation to escape the demolition

§Most people used shopping carts to move their property
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§Some people just had too much stuff to move
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§Josh and Martha take a short break from packing
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§Tearing into a shelter with a bulldozer
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§Homeless people tried to save anything of value
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§Dignity in the midst of chaos
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§Rounding up the homeless dogs
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§This is just one of many dogs that were taken by the SPCA
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