Boulder homeless protest camping ban

17 May

BOULDER — About 20 homeless people and some homeless advocates spent Saturday night on the lawn next to the Boulder Municipal Building to decry a camping ban. They say the city ordinance makes it a crime to be homeless.

“The goal of the sleep-in is to raise awareness among people who think we just go away in the summer,” homeless protester Michael Fitzgerald told the Boulder Daily Camera. “The shelters close, but we’re still here.”

Camping is defined as sleeping outside with shelter, even just a sleeping bag. Violators can be fined $100 or sentenced to community service.

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