San Francisco residents set up tents to protest against homeless encampments
Frustrated by the number of homeless encampments around the city, some San Francisco residents decided to protest by setting up their own tents in front of city hall Monday morning.
There are five ballot measures that deal with the homeless situation in the city and one of them is Proposition Q, which would ban sidewalk encampments.
Some Potrero Hill and Mission District residents told ABC7 News they are desperate to find a solution to the homeless problem.
They are fed up with the number of tents throughout the city used by homeless people. “There are people living on the streets and the city is slow to deal with it. The fact that its gotten this bad is just unacceptable,” San Francisco resident Jennine Jacob said.
At the same time Jacob would like to see the city provide more housing and services for the homeless. “I believe that the tents are frustrating, the mess is frustrating and the crime is frustrating and myself I’ve been victimized by the crime,” San Francisco resident Robert Weiss said.
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