Homeless displaced again as City destroys tent city
Today, December 20, 2014, the City of Rochester, NY destroyed Sanctuary Village. This was the last stop for people with no place to go. Tents, sleeping bags, tarps, and, personal items were bulldozed into a dumpster. No city official present, including the RPD, would take responsibility for this atrocity, five days before Christmas.
Sanctuary Village is a homeless tent city safe haven and a visible protest of Monroe County's and Rochester, New York's (anti) housing & homeless policies.
Below is raw footage of the destruction (parts 1, and 2). Figureheads for the city have been named if possible.
Housing is a human right.
Later that same night: City of Rochester Disposes of Citizens ID's and Other Belongings
Photos from City of Rochester destruction of Sanctuary Village: Homeless displaced again as City destroys tent city (in photos)
TAKE ACTION: Donate to A Home for Sanctuary Village (help purchase a house for the homeless with House of Mercy) | Help Fill a Dump truck with Hope! | Sign the petition! HALT THE EVICTION AND SUPPORT THE HOMELESS OF SANCTUARY VILLAGE IN ROCHESTER, NY
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