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Vancouver homeless threaten roadblock 0

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

A tent city has been set up in Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

A tent city has been set up in Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Oppenheimer Homeless campers at a Vancouver park say they’re planning a roadblock next Tuesday as the city appears no closer to evicting the 30 people who’ve set up a “tent city” on the site.

Brody Williams of the Haida Nation said swarms of city staff and police showed up at Oppenheimer Park Monday morning, again handing out notices asking people to leave.

He said the homeless campers’ responses have been steadfast — insisting that it’s the city officials who’ve been evicted from the land.

“What I’m going to be doing is advising a lot of the other activists throughout Vancouver that we need their support,” Williams said.

He added the homeless are organizing a “roadblock” on July 29 at an undisclosed location to draw attention to obtaining supportive housing for those camped outside.

 

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