Homeless advocates protest city of Miami’s treatment of the unsheltered

In the past few years, the city of Miami Commission has taken several steps to crack down on homelessness in what many believe are inhumane ways — including banning food distributions and sweeps that separate homeless individuals from the few belongings they have. Ideas that have been floated include turning historic Virginia Key into a concentration camp of homeless, bussing them out of town — or having homeowners adopt a homeless person and take care of their needs.

Homeless advocates on Monday had a press conference at City Hall to announce a week of activities aimed at bringing awareness to and changing Miami’s policies that basically criminalize homelessness.

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