NYC Activists Continue to Assist Homeless Population as Cleaning and Sweeps continue

August 02, 2022 | Manhattan, New York: Homeless rights advocates gathered this morning in downtown Manhattan to help clean up and move the belongings of a homeless men, who were living on the corner of Canal Street and Forsyth Street in Chinatown.

Video by Karla Cote (FNTV

A cleaning sweep was announced earlier for the block, the note read: “New York City agencies will complete a clean up of this location. As of the date of the cleanup, you must remove belongings from this location. If you are not present during the clean up, any items remaining at the location may be removed”

Sanitation truck was seen parked on the street as activists helped move the items out of the area.

One of the first homeless encampment sweeps on April 6 2022 (video by Kevin RC Wilson)

On Wednesday, April 6th, Under the mayors orders, police have been removing encampments around nyc. At roughly 3:30pm, the NYPD, community affairs, and the DSNY removed an encampment in the east village on 9th street between avenue B & C. Four activists and one person whom was homeless was arrested for refusing to leave following an hours long stand off.

Police appeared to rip open a tent and pile up to arrest the homeless man after hours long stand off today. NYC Mayor has ordered homeless encampments removed from around the city.

In response NYCLU said “Trying to police away homelessness didn’t work during the Giuliani era and it won’t work now. Mayor Adams is doubling down on failed approaches that hurt and dehumanize unhoused New Yorkers.”

NYPD arrested a total of six people after hours of stand off.

Video by Karla Cote (FNTV

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